White wine with a fine and delicate fragrance that reminds of green pear, green apple, citrus and floral notes. Dry, velvety and lasting flavour, well balanced between sweet and acid fragrances.
This grape variety is the result of the long and thorough research of Professor Luigi Manzoni who became the headmaster of the oldest Italian oenological Institute in the early twentieth century.
Also known under its numerical designation 6.0.13, it is a cross Pinot Blanc and Rhine Riesling.
According to Master of Wine Jancis Robinson (British wine critic, journalist and wine writer): “Manzoni Bianco is considered to be the most successful and highest quality crossing produced by Professor Manzoni. It is usually made as a dry wine but producers have been making more full-bodied off-dry styles in a manner similar to how German winemakers treat Riesling. Varietal examples of Manzoni Bianco tend to be rich and highly aromatic with notes of honey, jasmine, lime, orange-peel and verbena.”
GRAPES: Manzoni Bianco.
RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS: Its high acidity makes it easy to pair it with a wide range of foods: it surely is perfect with fish dishes in general, oysters, garlic prawns, tartare, prawns pizza, white meat.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-12 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 11.5%
WINE STORAGE: between 12 and 16 °C, away from direct sources of light, avoiding excessively dry conditions.