Benaco Bresciano Bianco IGT
Our top-of-the-range (even if most recently launched) white owes its name to the Cathars, the heretics who, in the Middle Ages, also inhabited areas near Lake Garda, in what are now the communes of Desenzano and Sirmione.
Grape variety: Trebbiano
Type of soil: morainic, with combinations of clays and limestone, rich in mineral salts
Vines per hectare: 5500
Harvest period: mid-October
Type of harvest: manual
Vinification: in stainless steel
Maturation: in stainless steel for 7 months, around 6 of which on its fine lees, and a brief period in tonneaux
Alcohol level: 13.5% vol.
A vibrant straw yellow with greenish highlights, it has an elegant, intense and complex bouquet, with successive notes of ripe fruits (peaches and apricots) and citrus, hints of exotic fruit (pineapple), white flowers, a touch of basil and a final – barely perceptible – suggestion of camphor and talc.
On the palate it combines warm, mellow sensations with a vibrant freshness, a vortex which closes in a mineral and fruity finish that makes you want to drink some more.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
- 2016 - Medaille d'Argent - Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2018
- 2016 - 90 Points- Vinitaly International Wine Guide - The Book 2018
- 2016 - Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2018
- 2016 - Silver Medal - Mundus Vini 2017
- 2015 - 4 Rose Camune - Guida Viniplus 2017 (AIS Lombardia)
- 2015 - Silver Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
- 2015 - Bronze Medal Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2016