Olivar, Cesconi, Bianco, Vignetti delle Dolomiti IGT, Italy, 2010, 13.5% abv, C$32

Nestled up in Italy’s northwest corner, north of Trento in tiny Pressano lie the Cesconi brothers’ vineyards.  Most of the fruit for this wine – a blend of Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay – is from the Olivar, a single vineyard planted at 300 m.Olivar front

The brothers farm biodynamically and organically and sold their grapes to the local co-op until 1994.  Doing their own thing now, this wine was fermented in large oak casks and barriques with selected yeast and then aged for an additional 8 months in the same wood prior to bottling.

A deep lemon colour with heavy legs, the nose shows  Meyer lemon, pomello and nervy minerals with light flowers.

The palate is dry with refreshing acidity and medium body with flavours of grapefruit, more lemon and ripe yellow apples.  There are almonds and wet rocks with light vanilla and a good finish.

Olivar backWSET Good plus



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