We're pleased to present you our two new resistant wines, already available.
In recent years the market has become increasingly sensitive towards sustainability, environment and its inhabitants, which has fostered us to embark on a new captivating challenge: dedicating ourselves to the cultivation of some resistant vineyards.
The resistant wines, also known as PIWI (from “pilzwiderstandsfähig”, literally meaning “resistant to mushrooms”), were launched in Germany and are obtained from the natural crossing between Vitis Vinifera and other vines, which make the plant inherently more resistant to fungal diseases.
Such resistance enables a remarkable reduction of fungicidal chemical treatments, as well as of water and Co2 emissions, providing a comprehensive benefit both in terms of environmental sustainability and consumers’ health.
OUR TWO NEW PIWI ARE JOHANNITER SPUMANTE AND SOUVIGNIER GRIS.
The Johanniter, which we propose in the Spumante Brut Nature version, is a white grape variety, created through the crossing between Riesling and Freiburg 589-54 varieties.
The wine ages for 6 months on the yeasts and is therefore a long Charmat.
The wine offers intense and articulated olfactory sensations, with tropical notes of mango and papaya, scents of pear, plum and apricot and finally, citrus-like nuances of tangerine and litchi.
Bright and golden yellow, this wine reveals a dry, fresh and savoury taste, with a citrus-like finish.
The Souvignier Gris is a resistant white grape variety, originated from the crossing of Seyval and Zahringer vines. Its grapes are picked at the beginning of September and then, left to macerate with their skins for five days. They finally undergo a fermentation process in steel tanks. 30% of the grapes, however, ripen in new wooden barriques for six months. After the blend has been made, the wine is filtered, bottled and left to “rest” for at least two months, before being consumed.
This golden yellow wine offers scents of sweet spices like vanilla, cloves and liquorice, accompanied by citrus-like nuances of citron and lemon on a background of quince. Its taste is dry, warm and cosy, leaving a spicy finish to the consumer.