Eichhorn – What’s in a name?
Much and little. It’s known locally as Weissburgunder, in France Pinot Blanc. And still, our Pinot Bianco Eichhorn combines Alpine and Mediterranean traits: vivid and flowery like a mountain meadow; long, lingering and aromatic like the sea.
Grape variety: Pinot Blanc. – Colour: bright yellow. – Aroma and flavour: fruity, reminiscent of ripe apple and white blossom, minerally, redolent of wet limestone. Succulent on the palate with tangy, mineral acidity finishing long with lingering fruit on the aftertaste. – Site and soil: the “Lieben Aich” site at Terlan, “Eichhorn” vineyard. A south-west facing slope at an altitude of 300 m above sea level where the micro climate is mild and breezy and soils are porous with a high mineral content consisting of sand and clay mixed with eroded porphyry. – Winemaking: the grapes were de-stemmed, after which the juice and solid parts (minus stalks) were left to macerate in the press for twelve hours in order to leech from the skins a maximum of aroma substances and extract. Fermentation was partially spontaneous and took place in oak using yeasts occurring naturally in the vineyard. The young wine was matured in oak barrels on the fine lees for four months to allow its aromas and flavour to develop. – Serving suggestions: lightly chilled, 51 – 55 °F. – Food recommendations: lightly flavoured fish dishes, seafood, vegetarian dishes, tangy cheeses and makes an excellent aperitif.