Venissa

Veneto, Italy

Bianco, Venice – 2012

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  • Introduction

    • The bottle honors Venice’s past and pays homage to three local traditions: wine, gold and glass. The inspiration was an immediate association of ideas, starting with the name of the variety: Dorona, the golden grape. One of the greatest traditions of Venice’s artisanal past is, in fact, that of the families of gold hammerers, the “Battiloro” in Italian. They hammer gold by hand, ultimately obtaining an impalably find gold leaf. It is a tradition that, like winemaking, had almost completely disappeard from Venice. Traditional Venetian gold leaf is applied by hand to each bottle of Venissa and baked onto the glass in one of the glassmaking ovens on the famous island of Murano.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Size: 1 hectare (2.47 acres)
    • Soil: Sand, limestone and clay; rich in organic material and minerals.
    • Elevation: 1 meter and less
    • Orientation: East to west, flat and level.
    • Density: 4,000 vines/hectare (1,619 vines/acre)
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): September 1-10
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in stainless steel tanks, temperature-controlled, maceration up to 30 days with manual punch down, extended skin contact adds to color pigment, phenols and tannins.
    • Aging: 3 years in stainless steel, 1 year in bottle.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Dorona
    • Cases Imported: 100 (3/500ml)
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • RS: 3.2 g/l
  • Tasting Notes

    • The wine is golden in color and instantly spicy on the nose with salty notes and nuances of fleshy yellow fruit. On the palate it is well-structure, full and velvety with quince notes and traces of licorice and honey. The finish is dry, savory, fully and persistent. Venissa is a great collector’s white wine with a long life expectancy.

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  • Bianco, Venice – 2012

    The wine is golden in color and instantly spicy on the nose with salty notes and nuances of fleshy yellow fruit. On the palate it is well-structure, full and velvety with quince notes and traces of licorice and honey. The finish is dry, savory, fully and persistent. Venissa is a great collector’s white wine with a long life expectancy.

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