Bianco Rovere 2018, Brivio

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Switzerland  Ticino 
Features Oaked, Reserve, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White
Last Tasted 16 Aug 2019
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Merlot
Probably the one of the finest examples of a barrel aged white Merlot in Ticino.
If you like richer Burgundian style wines then this is for you!
A big white that can handle big flavours!

Guido Brivio set out with the goal of making an elegantly oaked, Burgundian style white Merlot that would really stand out from any of the other white Merlots out there. It would be fair to say that he smashed that goal with this wine!

Firstly this wine appears way more devloped for its age, maybe because of the maturation for 8 months in new oak barriques. It really comes into it's drinking window after a year, and continues to evolve and give for 7 years or more. In comparison most white Burgandies need significantly longer with bottle age to exhibit anything like this sort of elegance and complexity.

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Winemaker Gialdi & Brivio
Arrival Date 23 Dec 2019
Country Switzerland
Bottle Size 75cl
Style White
Region Ticino
Variety Merlot
Vintage 2018
Last Tasted 16 Aug 2019
Keeps at least until 2030+
Alcohol 12.8
Ripeness Normal
Case Size 6
Composition Merlot 100%
sweetness dry
Winemaking Malolactic
Aged In Barrel (new), Barrel (old)
Key Features Oaked, Reserve, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Available from Banstead Vintners, Corkage
Bought In (year) 2019
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The must for this white Merlot is obtained from the free-run juice after crushing and partial de-stemming followed by a very gentle pressing. The must is fermented and matured in barriques of new French oak for about 8 months. A bâtonnage (stirring the lees) is performed 1-2 times a week in the period between alcoholic and malolactic fermentation.
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