Manincor, Sophie

Manincor

2018
Alto Adige
Ideally drink now to 2028. Decanting time: will benefit considerably from decanting. While the Northern Italian region is normally better known for offering some of the world’s greatest red varieties, the number of white wines it has begun to showcase is nothing short of notable. The soil, climate and terrain of the region lead to reduced attention on cultivating strong, powerful flavors of plush fruit, resulting in a lightly balanced experience supported by the natural mix of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay grapes that thrive in the region's conditions. With a bright-green tinge to its soft lemon color, the nose of this wine offers fruity aromas of acacia blossom, followed closely by a sharp zest of lime and lemon. It is likely the fermentation in large oak casks (derived from the indigenous forests on the estate itself) that contribute to this wine’s powerful, dense concentration and strong palate. The intense fruity flavours of orange and apricot are sweet yet subtle as they dissipate towards the mineral notes on the finish. Elegant and full of personality, this Northern Italian white is sure to please even the most discriminating collector, and is showcased best when complemented by lighter vegetarian or seafood dishes. Fruity and fresh, without compromising on taste, considerable decanting is recommended for this wine and a Burgundy glass is suggested in order to allow its elegance to round nicely to its full potential.
Producer
Variety
Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol-abv
13.5%
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£42.50
Trentino Alto Adige

Trentino Alto Adige

Trentino Alto-Adige is characterized by the alpine peaks which soar for many thousands of feet above the Adige river Valley. The region follows the Adige river along its north-south course down from the Alps towards the plains, winding past various valleys and lakes.

Trentino-Alto Adige produces 8 DOCs and has a wide range of varieties: Schiava, Teroldego, Lagrein, and international grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir among the most widely used. The standard red Trentino Rosso is made from the Cabernet grapes, with Merlot also thrown in to make it a near-complete Bordeaux Blend. Its white Trentino Bianco counterpart has Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco as its base, with Sauvignon Blanc, Muller-Thurgau and Manzoni Bianco as permitted auxiliaries.

Grape varieties In addition to the dominant local varieties Schiava and Lagrein, there's more and more interest for Teroldego and Pinot Noir amongst red grapes, while the main white grape vaeriteis are: Muller-Thurgau, Sylvaner and Gewurztraminer and some very fine examples of Sauvignon and Pinot Bianco, with other indigenous grapes like Nosiola.