Pilato Pinot Bijeli (Pinot Blanc) 2012

Pinot Bijeli or Pinot Blanc (White Pinot) is a beautiful example of a fruit led Istrian wine. The vines grow in ‘rust’ red terra rossa soil over a layer of limestone rock on a slightly elevated plain at 200m above sea level. The average age of the vines is around 15 years.
The climate is ideal for producing wines with a full expression of fruit. Hot summers with rain throughout the year keep the landscape verdant even in the height of summer as there are frequent thunder storms There is rarely snow in the winter, which are generally mild to cold as the Adriatic Sea stabilises the climate of coastal regions.

£12.85

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Details

SKU: PIL-PinoBij-2012Country of origin: CroatiaWine Region: Istria and KvarnerProducer: PilatoWine Colour: White WinesGrape Variety: Pinot Bijeli (Pinot Blanc)Sweetness: DryVintage: 2012Volume: 750mlABV: 13%Residual Sugar: 1.4 g/lFree SO2: 4 mg/lTotal SO2: 54 mg/lTotal Dry Extract: 21.1 g/lTotal Acidity: 5.5 g/lVolatile Acidity: 0.2 g/l

Tasting Notes

This wine has a pleasant, light yellow colour with a greenish tinge. The aroma is distinct and fine; you can smell fruit dominated by ripe apples and pears, as well as pleasant flowery notes.
The wine tastes fresh, rounded, soft and fruity, with balanced acidity. Lovely soft lingering finish.
Pilato Pinot Bijeli 2012 won a Bronze Medal at Vinistra 2013
This wine has very low Total and Free Sulphite levels.

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