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Praesulis Weissburgunder

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Praesulis Weissburgunder

Appellation: Südtirol Alto Adige DOC

Type: White, dry

Varietal: Weissburgunder  (Pinot Bianco)

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Straw yellow with bright yellow-green highlights.
Bouquet: White orchard fruit, complex citrus and herbal notes, chamomile, alpine herbs, and a chalky minerality.
Taste: Crisp pear, green apple, white flowers, melon, and sweet herbs. There is enticing wiff of smoky minerality and a long, juicy finish.
Alcohol: 14.5%.
Total Acid: 6.3 g/l.
Residual Sugar: 1.2 g/l.
Serving Temperature: Chilled 12-14° C (54-57° F)
Pairing: Fish dishes, seafood, tender light meats, sauteed kale, roasted squash, lentils, shellfish, sushi, and sashimi.

Vinyard Notes:
Location: South edge of the Eisacktal (Isarco Valley) at the foot of the Sciliar massif.
Altitude: 450–550 meters (1,475-1,800 feet) a.s.l.
Soil: Calcareous moraines on solid quartz porphyry.
Slope: 50–65%
Training: Pergola and trellis
Density: 4,500–7,500 vines/ha.
Yield: 55 hl/ha.

Winemaking Notes:
Harvest: Mid-September.
Vinification: Gentle pressing followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks (2/3s) and large tonneau (1/3). 
Aging: 10-months on fine lees in stainless steel tanks (2/3s) and large tonneau (1/3).



2013 Pinot Bianco Praesulis – L’Espresso - Vini d’Italia – Vino di Eccelenza

2012 Weissburgunder Praesulis – 92 Points – Vinous Media (Mar 2014)
“The 2012 Weissburgunder Praesulis is drop-dead gorgeous. Layered, round and beautifully textured, the 2012 covers every inch of the palate with fruit. Clearly still an infant, the 2012 needs at least a few more months for the flavors to flesh out fully, but even today, the wine is super-impressive. All the elements are in the right place. As always, this is a distinctly Alto Adige Weissburgunder, which means minerality and acidity take precedence over fruit.” ~ A.G.