Castel Sallegg - Pratum Pinot Bianco (Alto Adige) 2016
Castel Sallegg - Pratum Pinot Bianco (Alto Adige) 2016 (87 TSW)
This 100% Pinot Bianco is a real “food wine” and also a wine that not everyone will appreciate.
Why? because it has a complex flavour structure with distinct aromas and medium- acidity.
The “Pratum” selection consists of grapes from the Prey vineyards’ oldest vines, grown at 550 m above sea level on porphyry gravel and Gardena sandstone. Only 2543 bottles were made from this wine.
Low-temperature must clarification and subsequent controlled cool fermentation at 15-18°C. The main part fermented in French casks (13 hl) and a small part in French tonneau casks (500 litres); only a small portion with skin contact.
Aging: Two parts aged in stainless steel tanks, one part aged in French tonneaux casks (500 litres).
My tasting notes:
In the glass bright straw yellow color.
On the medium nose aromas of apple, pear and melon with hints of vanilla, acacia, chalk, mint and light medical hints.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with low acidity (in the back) and medium freshness. Flavours of white fruits, herbs, wet chalk and flowers. The medium finish is light bitter with lime peel, sage and flowers. Alot happening in the wine.
It was a pitty for my palate that the acids were very low. A very characteristic wine.
Monica Larner from Robert Parker gave this wine 92/100 Points.
Excellent with risotto, hors d'oeuvres, seafood, fish and white meat.