Wine that arises where the Istrian red soil touches the Adriatic Sea..

Manzoni Bianco

 

Manzoni bianco is a variety that originated in the 1930s in the City of Conegliano, in northeastern Italy, by crossing the varieties Riesling Rhine and Pinot Blanc. The author of the cross was Luigi Manzoni, an oenologist and director of the Agricultural School of Viticulture and Enology in Conegliano. Today, Manzoni bianco vineyards are mainly located in the city of Treviso and the Veneto Region. A real rarity in Istria - a unique case of breeding in red soil.

 

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Our vineyards

The vineyards cover a total of 4 hectares of red soil, on a terrain from 0 to a maximum of 30 meters above sea level and at a distance of 20 to a maximum of 2000 meters from the sea. All vineyards are located in the same area, at a distance of several kilometers, near the settlements Babići, Radini and Lovrečica, in northwestern Istria.

 

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Our wines

We follow trends, study professional literature, procure the equipment we need for quality processing of our wines but at the same time we stick to tradition. We believe that technology in winemaking is a great thing, but we also respect and appreciate all forms of human contribution in the long process of making wine.

Processing begins with manual harvesting in order to preserve only the best of the grapes. This is followed by grinding, pressing, cold settling of the must, controlled fermentation (14 to 16 degrees), bâtonnage (mixing the sediment with wine), aging in stainless steel barrels and finally bottling. Only Sauvignon blanc is produced without batonnage...

 

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Terra Rossa

 

All our vineyards are located on red soil.

In the professional literature, red soil is known under the Italian name Terra Rossa (literally red soil).

This is a typical type of soil in Istria. It is characteristic of subtropical and Mediterranean karst regions or areas composed of limestone, which receive a significant amount of precipitation.

 

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