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Re Manfredi - Bianco Basilicata IGT 2018

Overview

Terroir: Re Manfredi's Bianco Basilicata is a blend of Muller Thurgau and Traminer raised on hillside vineyards at an elevation of 1000 feet. The densely planted vines sit in well drained soils of volcanic soil at a south/ southeast exposure, soaking up the heat of the Mediterranean sun to achieve optimum ripeness. Vinification: Following a hand harvest, grapes are sorted and cold macerated for 48 hours followed by six months of aging in stainless steel vats. The wine is blended and bottled in the spring after a light filtration.

Additional Details edit

The 2018 Re Manfredi Bianco is clear gold in color with and aromatic bouquet. In the mouth the wine is complex and intense, displaying flowery notes and aromas of fresh fruit showing wonderful development of aromatic essences.  This unique wine is full and round with a minerally, long finish.  Volcanic soils and exceptional temperature ranges bring the aromatic profile of the grapes to the forefront, imprinting Re Manfredi Bianco with its inimitable, appealing style.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Basilicata IGT
  • Winemaker: Paolo Montrone
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Volcanic
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC Code: 0 89744-75189 8
  • Varietals: 70% Thurgau, 30% Traminer

Recent News edit

The Wine Advocate Rating: 88

Author: Monica Larner

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

"An unusual blend for Southern Italy, the Re Manfredi 2018 Bianco is a mix of Müller Thurgau and Traminer. As is to be expected, the bouquet is sweet-smelling and floral with candied orange peel, acacia honey, sun-dried apricot and Indian jasmine. In the mouth, this white wine is waxy and slightly creamy, ending with a mild touch of sweet softness. Drink this wine within the next 18 months."

Fortune Magazine

Author: Rachel King

Date: Friday, August 30, 2019

Seven Ways to Enjoy White (Wine) After Labor Day -- "Situated in southern Italy, Re Manfredi is one of few winemakers in the Venosa region. The land is home to the extinct volcano Monte Vulture, lending well-drained volcanic soils. The Bianco Basilicata displays floral and fresh fruit aromas, yielding a round mineral finish."