Girlan - Alto Adige Pinot Bianco
Founded in 1923 as a small co-operative winery with 23 growers on their books, Girlan is based in the heart of Italy’s beautiful, mountainous, Alto Adige region also known as Südtirol / South Tyrol. Today, about 200 greatly committed and motivated winegrowing families farm 220 hectares of vineyards in the subregions of Oltradige and Bassa Atesina. Girlan is known for producing clean, aromatic, textural, snappy whites as well as
some of the best Italian Pinots Noirs (Trattman, Vigna Gagner).
Organic. The Cru Girlan is located near Bolzano, amidst the gently rolling slopes of Monte di Mezzo, at an altitude of 450 to 550 meters. The various east - west exposures have, in some places, 12% inclinaison grade. Towards the north, the Alps protect the vines from the cold wind. The soils are gravelly and argillaceous and low in nutrients. Heavy temperature fluctuations between day and night – especially in the autumn – bring a fine, distinct bouquet, and enhance the complexity of the cuvées. 100% Pinot Bianco. Hand harvested. Vinified and aged 5 months on its lees in tanks.
The nose displays a savory bouquet of crushed rocks, sage and mint giving way to yellow apple and lime zest. This is silky and pliant with an energizing core of bright acidity and tart orchard fruits that add tension toward the close. Hints of young peach and kiwi linger as this tapers off with a salty mineral twang. An easy-drinking wine, best suited as an aperitivo, but also friendly enough for seafood appetizers, grilled fish, or white meat.