Manincor Contessa Bianco
Situated in the midst of the hills surrounding Lake Caldaro, Tenuta Manincor was founded in 1606 by Hieronymus Manincor zu Ehrenhausen. The ancestors of today’s owner, Count Michael Goëss-Enzenberg, became related to Manincor zu Ehrenhausen in 1662 through marriage, so there is a direct lineage of some 350 years. Count Michael has owned and run Manincor since 1977, in which time it has become the largest estate winery in Südtirol. A brand new winery opened in 2004, built substantially beneath the vineyards, so as not to disturb the landscape of the area. Small organic vineyard parcels are farmed at 722 – 1,640 feet above sea level, with a wide variety of soils. Winemaking is as natural as possible, and the slope of the cellar site is utilized to move grapes and must by gravity though the winemaking process.
Tasting Notes: Full yellow with green reflexes. The nose is characterized 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.