Silvio Messana Bianco Vino da Tavola – Biodynamic wine, short skin contact of a few days, clean, elegant profile, superb balance. Silvio Messana Bianco shows how skin contact white is becoming more than just orange wine. We understand that Silvio doesn’t have a lot of experience of making white wine. So when he started, he thought he would be better at Orange wine. The process is similar to making red. Also, the white grapes he has are better for Orange, Trebbiano and Vernaccia. The skin contact gives these fairly neutral grapes some character.
For this wine, they destem the grapes, then fermentation takes place for 14 days on the skins in a concrete tank. They press the grapes and then store the wine in concreate tanks for 3 months before bottling. What a superb example of white wine with skin. It is low abv of 11% makes it even better, for any one who is new to this category, it is perfect.
|Production Method||Biodynamic, Natural, Organic|
|Wine Type||Orange Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Maturation||3 months in tank|
|Total Sulphur||Below 50 mg/litre|
|Annual Production||0 - 5,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||Best drunk within 5 years of the vintage|
|Food Matching||Charcuterie, Hard Cheese, Spicy Foods|