Marziano Abonna - Langhe Cinerino Bianco 2015
100% Viognier in the glass with a golden yellow color. In the nose aromas of exotic fruit, vanilla (from 7 months of barrel aging), flowers, honey, citrus and a hint of anise. On the palate robust, creamy and velevety taste, very soft, with great freshness. Great long finish. Great with risotto and fish. 14% Acohol
The Abbona family discovered Viognier in the Rhone Valley. The desire to reproduce the excellence they found in France returned with them to the hills of Dogliani, and thus began Cinerino. The wine’s name comes from the grey herons that occasionally stop in the lake beside the vineyards.
VINEYARD OF PRODUCTION:
San Luigi - Dogliani
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARDS:
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION:
Crushing-destemming and maceration on the stems using CO2, before draining and soft pressing, static decantation and transfer to barrels of 225 liters (French oak and acacia); inoculation with selected indigenous yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation in barrels at cellar temperature follows, with daily bâtonnage until alcoholic fermentation is complete. It ages on its lees for seven months, during which time weekly bâtonnage is done.
Not carried out.
In oak and acacia barrels for seven months, at the end of which the wine is assembled in stainless steel tanks where static decantation is done. Racking and bottling follow. Rests in the bottle at a constant temperature of 14° C (57° F) for one month before release.