Pinot Bianco Lepus DOC

Pure Pinto Bianco grapes are grown in the Montagna area of Alto Adige, at high altitudes an excellent exposure. Soil can vary between the typical compositions of the area – light sand to porphyry. Harvested in early fall. Two-thirds of the must ferments in stainless steel and the rest in barrique. It also ages five months on its lees to enhance its complexity and depth. A bold personality accompanied by elegance.

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Grape Varieties:

100% Pinot Bianco

Fermentation container:

mainly stainless steel small part in used barrique

Type of yeast:


Malolactic fermentation:


Aging containers:

Stainless steel and barrique

Container size:

228 L

Container age:


Aging before bottling:

5 months on its lees

Aging in bottle:

3-4 months


Screw cap



Vineyard location:

Near Montagna, Alto Adige

Soil composition:

Porphyric sand and marl

Vine training:

Guyot and Pergola


400-800 meters (1,310-2,625 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

10,000 plants per hectare


60 hL per hectare



Years planted:

2006, 2007

Age of vines:

10 years old

Time of harvest:

Early October

Total yearly production (in bottles):


Tasting notes:

Brilliant straw-yellow color, with notes of fruits and spices that recall ripe apples, field flowers and fresh bread crust. Its decisive personality makes itself known on the palate, accompanied by an elegant and harmonious acidity. The end note is long, full, sweet and persistent.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 12-14 °C (53.6-57.2 °F).

Food pairings:

The wine pairs very well with different cuisines, starting with robust dishes such as pasta, risotto and fish (with or without sauce) as well as light Asian dishes or curries.

Aging potential:

3-4 years


Alcohol cont. 13%; dry extract: 19.9; totally acidity: 5.5 g/L; residual sugar: 1 g/L; pH: 3.5


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