Pratello Lieti Conversari 2015
|Profile||Dry, medium bodied|
|Match with||Whitefish, Goat's cheese, Chicken, Salmonids, Vegetarian, White Meat, Rabbit|
|Appellation||I.G.T. Benaco Bresciano|
Manzoni Bianco is the most successful cross that Professor Manzoni made during a number of tests between 1930 and 1935. From the mother grapes, pinot bianco and riesling, this grape inherited its adaptation for several types of soil. The grape is also resistant to mold and can tolerate mildew. The wine is fermented in new oak and gets 6 months of wood aging in used wood, followed by 6 months of aging in steel barrels.
In the media
Recorded in the top 100 best wines of the year by Harold Hamersma and received a fat 9 in his guide.
"Lieti Conversari. Conversation piece. Thanks to that incrocio. " Sounds exotic but means nothing other than crossing two grapes. Result of some experiments in the thirties of the last century. Place of operation: the oldest wine training in the country, in Conegliano. There Professor Luigi Manzoni thought that crossing prosecco and nota bene cabernet sauvignon could lead to interesting white. And still damn it: it worked. Dried yellow apples and apricot, mandarin, bitter orange peel, spice, sun and citrus. And the conversation does not bite for a moment in obligatory chatter. At most, at times a silence, but that is significant, then it is enjoyed.