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2013 Nals Margreid Sirmian Pinot Bianco

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Now here is a rare beast. A megastar of Italian wine, barely seen anywhere outside of its home country, and now right here exclusive at Cracka. Exciting!

This 2013 Nals Margreid Sirmian Pinot Bianco is exciting vino too. Hailing from the German-speaking part of northern Italy know as Alto Adige (or Sudtirol), it's a stunning, richly textured white wine that has been called Italy's white Burgundy and wooed critics everywhere.

Locally, Huon Hooke gave this delicious white wine 96 points and described how it 'showed a stony minerally character as well as restrained fruity notes, and was supremely delicate yet mouth-filling, with superb tightness and finesse'.

In its homeland, this landed the top score of 3 Glasses from the Italian wine bible Gambero Rosso where it was called 'one of the provinces finest wines' and praised for a 'supple, never-ending finish'.

It also has 92 points from Daniele Chernilli and 5 Grappoli at Bibenda 2015.

Phew! As you can probably tell this is an epic white wine. A beautifully rich, yet dry, Pinot Bianco with amazing complexity and depth of flavour.

A stunning white wine, this is now at the sharpest price in the land.

Winemaker's Notes

An extensive bouquet fills the glass with aromas ranging from apple to citrus fruit and ripe pineapple. Growing in a soil with a mix of ancient rock types, it comes with extraordinary saltiness, an impressive body, elegance and crisp acidity on the palate, including a fresh and lively finish. An excellent aperitif and ideal companion to starters, pasta and fish.

The historical Sirmian vineyard, on the slopes of Nals, has soils of exceptional mineral richness (moraine soils with porphyry, marble, gneiss, mica and chalk). Cool summers and mild autumns, caused by the Alpine climate of the area, enable a late harvest in mid- October, which is ideal for our Pinot Blanco.

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2013 Nals Margreid Sirmian Pinot Bianco

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Huon Hooke (2013 Vintage) says
Bright, full yellow colour. The bouquet offers lifted spicy and flowery aromas, very attractive and layered, with a trace of honey. The wine is very intense in the mouth and rich, with high acidity holding it all aloft.

The power and intensity of the flavour are formidable.

There also seems to be liberal alcohol lending it weight, warmth and afterglow. An outstanding dry white wine.
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