The Countess will see you now. About one hour from Austria (depending how many cylinders are in your Ferrari), Manincor is Austrian by heart and nature, but Italian by citizenship. Their high altitude wines grown on their completely biodynamic estate are other worldly.
This pure, crisp, and complex blend exudes ripe tree fruits, citrus blossoms, and is hands down, our top selling wine of the year. I hope that is true next year, and every year.
Site and soil
Two-thirds of the grapes come from the “Lieben Aich” site at Terlan and one third from the “Campan” vineyard at Kaltern. Our Lieben Aich vineyard at Terlan is on a warm, west-facing slope at an altitude of 300 metres above sea level where the soil is well-drained consisting of sand with a bedrock of eroded porphyry. Kaltern Campan is a cool, east-facing mountainside site at an altitude of 500 m above sea level where the soils are rich with clay and morainal deposits.
Grapes were de-stemmed and left to macerate in the press for six hours to leach out aroma substances and body from the skins. Fermentation was done in oak barrels with yeasts naturally occurring in the vineyard. The young wine was subsequently matured on the fine lees for nine months to enable the aromas and flavour to evolve.
56,800 bottles were filled.
Residual sugar: 1.4 g/l
Alcohol: 13 % Vol.
Acidity: malolactic fermentation: 6.8 g/l
Description and food recommendations
Full yellow with green reflexes. The nose is characterised by an aroma of apple, apricot and a hint of sage; tightly-knit, elegant and mellow on the palate with refreshing acidity on the finish.
Enjoy at optimum maturity from summer 2023 to the end of 2029.
Serve: lightly chilled but not cold, 46 - 50 °F
Enjoy with a roasted fillet of salmon with a herb breadcrumb topping, starters and white meats.