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VILLA ANTINORI BIANCO
Toscana – IGT
Initially, spring 2019 started out dry with no precipitation however during the second half of the season, the weather was cool with some rain showers that caused a delay in bloom by about two weeks compared to previous years. Summer brought hot temperatures with well-distributed rainfall throughout the season and optimal temperature fluctuations between day and night during the final weeks of the ripening phase. At harvest time, the grapes had an excellent balance between acidity, sugar concentration levels and aromatic expression. Harvesting operations began the first week of September with Pinot Grigio, followed by Pinot Bianco, Trebbiano and Malvasia Toscana and wound up at the beginning of October with Riesling Renano.
Vinification and aging
Harvested grapes were destemmed and delicately pressed. The must was chilled to a temperature of 10 °C (50 °F) to favor a natural settling of the impurities. After 48 hours, the must was transferred to stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation took place at a temperature that did not exceed 18 °C (64 °F). The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 10°C (50 °F) up until bottling.
12% by Vol.
Villa Antinori Bianco is one of the Antinori family’s historic wines. The very first vintage was produced in 1931 by Niccolò Antinori and since then its label has remained virtually the same. The Antinori family’s production philosophy and values have also remained unchanged as they continue to represent the traditions of their ancestral territory.
Villa Antinori Bianco is straw yellow in color with greenish hues. On the nose it is refined, elegant, fruity and floral with notes of banana, pineapple, white blossoms and candied fruit. The palate is balanced with good persistence and a mineral finish.