Terroir: Re Manfredi's Bianco Basilicata is a blend of Muller Thurgau and Traminer raised on hillside vineyards at an elevation of 1000 feet. The densely planted vines sit in well drained soils of volcanic soil at a south/ southeast exposure, soaking up the heat of the Mediterranean sun to achieve optimum ripeness.
Vinification: Following a hand harvest, grapes are sorted and cold macerated for 48 hours followed by six months of aging in stainless steel vats. The wine is blended and bottled in the spring after a light filtration.
This unique wine is full and round with alluring aromas of tropical fruit and a fresh, minerally finish. 120,000 bottles produced.
The 2015 Re Manfredi Bianco is clear gold in color with and aromatic bouquet. In the mouth the wine is complex and intense, displaying flowery notes and aromas of fresh fruit showing wonderful development of aromatic essences.
Score: 89 PointsVinous Author: Ian D'Agata
A rich, broad red, sporting cherry, earth and tobacco flavors. Powerful and long, with earth and leather accents on the finish. Drink now through 2020.
Score: 87 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
Basilicata lacks a meaningful production of white wines and there has been a lot of work recently to fill in this void. The Re Manfredi 2015 Bianco is one such attempt. The blend here is Mller Thurgau and Traminer which seems like an ambitious choice given the centuries-old tradition of planting Aglianico in these parts. Fruit comes from a 20-hectare plot planted at lower elevations on volcanic soils. The bouquet offers ripe aromas of exotic fruit and papaya with jasmine and honeysuckle at the back. The results are simple and streamlined.
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