Bianco, Venice – 2015
- The Label: In Giovanni Moretti’s creation the label has been replaced by a precious sheet of gold fashioned by the modern day descendent of the ancient Battiloro family. The leaf was applied by hand and the bottle was then re-fired in the ovens on the island of Murano.
- Grape Source: 100% Dorona
- Location: Venice, island of Mazzorbo-Burano
- Size: 1 hectare (2.47 acres)
- Soil: Silty-sandy, rich in organic material and clay
- Exposure: East to west, flat and level
- Density: 4,000 per Ha (1,619 vines/acre)
- Harvest Date(s): First ten days of September
- Yields: 1.10 Kg (per plant) (2.42 pounds)
- Fermentation: In steel tanks
- Maceration: 22 days
- Aging: At least 12 months in glass
- Varietal Composition: 100% Dorona
- Alcohol: 13.0% Volume
The wine is golden in color and instantly spicy on the nose with iodine notes and nuances of fleshy yellow fruit. On the palate it is well-structured, full and velvety with dominant almond notes and traces of yellow peaches and honey. The finale is dry, savory, full and persistent. Venissa is a great collector’s white wine with a long life expectancy.
Veissa Bianco, Venice – 2015 – Vinous – 92 Points
The 2015 Bianco, a varietal Dorona, shows a unique bouquet of dried peaches and apricots, as hints of green melon add freshness before evolving further with an enriching and bassy note of almond paste. It’s silky in texture, firmed up by tart orchard fruits, saline-mineral tones and acids while becoming quite floral in nature. This finishes dry, structured and salty, with lingering sour citrus and hints of hazelnut. The 2015 Bianco is really very pretty and suggests medium-term cellaring potential.