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A Mano Bianco 2015

A Mano Bianco 2015
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Producer:  A Mano
Grape Varieties:  60% Fiano, 30% Falanghina, 10% Verdeca
Optimum Drinking:  Within 3 years
Wine Style:  Fresh fruity white
Alcohol by Volume:  12.5%
Closure:  Screwcap
Country:  Italian

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A Mano Bianco 2015

Elvezia is a northern Italian wine marketing expert and Mark is a Californian winemaker. They fell in love with Puglia and, when they decided to start their own label, made it their home. By producing wines of quality, Mark and Elvezia have succeeded in making Primitivo one of Italy’s most talked about grape varieties. They pay high prices for the best grapes from 70-100 year old vines and focus solely on quality and a modern style. After over fifteen vintages, they are now getting access to some of Salento’s best grapes.

2015 was a great harvest in Puglia and the grapes reached very good ripeness and richness. Summer was sunny, dry and warm with many days in the mid to upper 30°Cs. Grape set was light, and beautiful, hot weather resulted in the earliest harvest on record. All vineyards gave clean and ripe fruit

Mark Shannon and Elvezia Sbalchiero, the duo behind A Mano, have worked in the wine business for most of their lives. Elvezia is a northern Italian wine marketing expert and Mark is a Californian winemaker. They fell in love with Puglia and, when they decided to start their own label, made it their home. By producing wines of quality, Mark and Elvezia have succeeded in making Primitivo one of Italy's most talked about grape varieties. They pay high prices for the best grapes from 70-100 year old vines and focus solely on quality and a modern style. After over fifteen vintages, they are now getting access to some of Salento's best grapes.

The A Mano Fiano and Greco vineyards are situated in Valle d’ Itria, in the heart of Puglia. The valley provides a constant airflow from the Adriatic sea to the warmer interior regions of Puglia. The fresh breezes lower the night time temperatures, encouraging the development of the lovely perfumes in the grapes. The soils are well-drained on a soft rock base. This wine is made from the Fiano Minutolo clone from Puglia, which resembles Riesling or Viognier, as opposed to the Fiano di Avellino which is used to make the DOC wines from Campania.

Vinification

Ripe grapes were pressed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 10 weeks. A small portion of the Fiano grapes were dried until the end of October, after which they were pressed and the juice was blended into the wine at the very end of fermentation.ont

Tasting Note

This compelling wine combines crisp and clean flavorus with concentration and length. Aromas of ripe pears, orange blossom, white peaches and a whiff of jasmine awaken the senses. Fiano Minutolo gives pure, ripe peach aromas to this blend. Falanghina adds citrus blossom to the nose, and body and minerality to round out the length on the palate. Greco is a wonderful grape that brings structure to the blend.


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A Mano Bianco 2015
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Excellent off dry Italian from Puglia
Wednesday, 29 June 2016  |  John

Slightly off dry to my taste. Best not too cold when it has more flavour and some tropical tastes.
This is actually my second case of this wine. Everyone who has tried it has finished their glass and held it out for more. Good with food or without.

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