77 Wines from 49 Wineries
The Pinot Bianco grape feels especially at home on the poor soils and sunny slopes of the Merano region and Val Venosta Valley. For over 150 years it has been grown with extraordinary success in South Tyrol and in recent years has risen to become a leading white grape variety. A genuine all-rounder.
Only grapes of the highest quality, from steep, high-altitude and sun-kissed vineyards around Merano find their way into a bottle of Graf Pinot Bianco. The combination of old vines and consistent yield regulation gives this substantial and multi-layered wine its final, extra-special polish. A true all-rounder.
“I had the idea many years ago of creating a great white wine Riserva that would spend five years maturing on fine yeast in the cellar. It was always important to me to test the winemaking possibilities of our leading white grape variety,” says cellar master, Stefan Kapfinger. The grapes for this graceful meditation wine come from a single estate below Tyrol Castle. Great emphasis is placed on care and a love of detail during its production. The very best clones, meticulous yield regulation and the most elaborate craftsmanship are the credo here. After careful whole-cluster pressing and with natural sedimentation, this masterpiece is left to rest for one year in oak barrels and a further 4 years in steel barrels on fine lees. Only after over 5 years - as the name suggests - does this special wine find its way into the bottle.
No other wine is able to describe its homeland of South Tyrol more aptly than the Pinot Bianco “Tyrol”. This fine wine comes from a single, very old vineyard with naturally limited yields, situated beneath the “cradle of Tyrol” - the famous Tyrol Castle. This extremely dry and nutrient-poor south west-facing slope, with gradients of up to 50%, is bordered at the sides by very dense woodland and thus protected from heavy storms. At the same time, the downslope winds of the Texel Group cause the temperatures to fall very low during the night. Aged in steel and oak barrels, this multi-layered wine impresses with its delicate mellowness, extraordinary fruit, concentrated minerality and notable development potential.
The combination of weather-beaten primitive soils, sunny steep slopes and the Val Venosta wind is ideally suited to growing fine white wines. This wine impresses thanks to its high mineral content, excellent acidity structure and mildly salty hints. The Val Venosta Pinot Bianco is a particularly fruity and expressive vintage. A little bit of local culture.
THE DEEP-ROOTED ONE What stories could the grandfather of the St. Pauls Pinot Bianco tell us?There, at the foot of the Gantkofel mountain, where the Dolomites end, the powerful vines have been digging deep into the earth since ancient times and feeding off the mineral-rich limestone dolomite rock. And thus the multi-layered Kalkberg whispers to us of the strength of the elements, bewitching us with its unique character: wide-ranging and amazingly deep.
The grapes are grown on east-facing slopes with calcareous soils in Appiano Monte at 480 – 600 meters a.s.l. Only stainless steel is used in the vinification process in order to fully preserve the wine’s delicate apple notes. Pale straw color in the glass; wet-stone aromas with hints of green apple and herbs; fresh, long and minerally on the palate. Drink with seafood or vegetable appetisers.
This Pinot Bianco is a selection of the best vineyards of the valley floor and steep slopes near the vineyard estate. It flourishes under outstanding climatic conditions on a stony, sandy and extremely chalky soil. The poor yield per hectare and the particular terroir are responsible for the outstanding quality of the wine. The fascinating interplay between tradition and innovation, man and the surroundings, sense and sensuality finds expression in the passion and sensitivity with which Peter Zemmer brings this wine to life.
“A Manetta” means “full throttle”, and that's what this wine expresses for me. It's a wine with character. The freshness section ensures a fresh and fruity taste with a good, persistent acidity. The waste with the "kick game" gives the wine that certain something. The tannins contained in it from the must fermentation ensure additional complexity and a slight astingency.
Of a bright straw-yellow colour with green nuances, it has an elegant, complex bouquet reminiscent of crisp apples, pears and honeydew melon. On the palate, it has a prominent acidity, well balanced with the smooth lingering minerality and a long finish.
Name: The name „Vom Stein“ refers to the soil structure of the vineyards of this Pinot Bianco. Their soil is dominated by dolomite limestone which give this wine its fine structure, elegance and freshness. Label: It shows the development from the soil over the vine to the finished wine.
This wine is the product of an ideal combination of grape variety, soil and microclimate. Selected grapes from the best sites produce expressive, authentic and complex wines.
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.
Finesse and elegance make this Pinot Bianco a worthy ambassador of the South Tyrolean terroir. Characterized by a delicate fragrance of apples, this Pinot Bianco combines varietal charisma with a mineral finish.
One single image, immobile within the flow of time. A sigh of yearning melds into the immense breath of nature that infuses all, and the succession of the seasons caresses the vine-clad hills. Pearl-like, the berries enfold a treasure that man’s hand will unveil, only to be once more hidden, flowing into a bottle, there to rest, silent, waiting, until the moment when the curtain rises and it emerges, the star, the soloist, alone on centre stage. Experience will then become memory, imprinted on heart and mind: kunst.stück, artwork.
Er steht für die Eigenständigkeit dieser besonderen Lage. Er wird aus der Sorte Weißburgunder gekeltert. Er ist ein Wein mit großer Kraft, Mineralität, Struktur und langem Alterungspotential. Der Ausbau erfolgt mit vollkommen ausgereiften und selektioniertem Lesegut, im 500 L Holzfass für ein knappes Jahr. Anschließend wird er noch weitere 6 Monate in der Flasche gelagert.
The Pinot Bianco has a straw, shiny yellow color. The perfume recalls fruity and spicy notes that remind us of ripe apples, wildflowers and fresh bread. On the palate, it is distinguished by a definite personality accompanied by an elegant and robust structure, a harmonious acidity and ending with richness and persistency. The Pinot Bianco needs to mature for at least three to four months in the bottle to express its typical bouquet and complex characteristics.
This Pinot Blanc, also known as Pinot Bianco or Weissburgunder is part of our entry-level label MERUS which is Latin and means ‘pure, genuine’. Those are exactly the traits we strive for in this quality line with the characteristic varietal purity and natural elegance dominating. The grapes originate from vineyards in the Unterland/Bassa Atesina: they are vinified in steel and concrete vats, then bottled while young, fresh and authentic.
Moriz Pinot Bianco is sourced from vineyards planted between 250 and 550 meters on calcareous clay and gravel soils. The name of this wine comes from the patron of a small village above Tramin, Sella, Saint Mauritius.
Production area Pinot Bianco is grown on the hillside vineyards from the cru "Girlan" at an altitudes ranging from 450 to 500 m above sea level in well aired vineyards. The area in which they are grown is rich in minerals, the result of ice age sedimentation. Winemaking The grapes are picked by hand and placed in small containers to prevent excess pressure on the grapes. Gentle pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature and aging on the lees in stainless steel tanks. Tasting notes & food matching Pinot Bianco has compact bunches of small greenish grapes. It is the most white grape variety grown in Girlan. A delicate aroma, slight apple blossom bouquet and a lively palate make Pinot Bianco the ideal aperitif wine or an excellent accompaniment for white meat and fish.
Pinot Blanc – or Pinot Bianco in Italian – was introduced to Alto Adige by Archduke John of Austria around 1850. It does best on sites with dry, loamy and calcareous soils and pronounced diurnal temperature variations.
Since the first decades of the 20th century, Pinot bianco has been the most important Alto Adige white wine. Favorable cool hillsides between 500-650 m a.s.l. are perfect for this wine; here it reaches its best. It develops its typical aromas of fresh apples and pears and keeps its racy, invigorating acidity. This makes the wine an unmistakable representative of its terroir. The vines grow on gravelly, limestone dolomite, making this a Pinot bianco which takes you by surprise with salty minerality in the mouth, lending the wine an additionally long finish.
A full-bodied yellow with green reflexes and with a fresh aroma of apples, apricots and a hint of sage. Dense and elegant with much This Lagrein is an autochthonal vine variety from South Tyrol and is deliberately cultivated in the classical way in order to better get to know the characteristics of the Lagrein. It convinces by the intense fruitiness of cherries and red currants and its pleasant, lasting taste.
Pinot Bianco has always been one of the most important wines at Cantina Terlano; it lends powerful expression to the terroir where our grapes mature. As a varietal, the delicate and above all mineral Pinot Bianco, is a hallmark of the winery.
Bright straw yellow with greenish reflexes. Very fine bouquet, soft notes of apple. Very straightforward on the palate with an elegant freshness and minerality and fine structure.
Elegantly, effortlessly laid back. Savour while watching a Sixties comedy or immerse yourself in the culture of Central Europe and make some succulent “Schlutzkrapfen” pasta wraps.
The hamlet of Hofstatt lies above the village of Kurtatsch. Cooling fall winds in the evening provide for great temperature swings between day and night and create an ideal, breezy microclimate.The mineral-rich structure of dolomite, quartz, mica and clay minerals is still visible in house or dry masonry walls in this hamlet and characterizes this extraordinary single site wine HOFSTATT. In the glass, it shines with delicate apple and pear, ripe lime and lemon balm aromas. On the palate, these are accompanied by discreet notes of Alpine flowers and herbs. The straightforward wine gains smooth texture through its ageing in large oak barrels, rounding out the lively acidity.
A very fresh and fruity white wine with a delicate greenish-yellow colour, unfolding fine fruit accents of yellow apples. This Pinot Bianco is finely structured and balanced on the palate, with a strong, elegant body.
Pinot blanc has been part of the prestigious Sanct Valentin line since 2001. Low yield from carefully selected vineyards make this an excellent quality wine. Aged in wood, it is captivating both for its power and richness, and for its clarity and fine minerality. Its longevity is testament to its extraordinary quality.
Introduced to its second home - South Tyrol - as early as 1850 Pinot Blanc is one of the most important white wines of our cellar. Schulthauser was first bottled in 1982, and is now among the most famous South Tyrollean Pinot Blancs. A complete wine, fresh and fruity, it seduces the palate with a its creamy softness and marked acidity.
Pinot Blanc, with its elegant aromas of apples and lemon and its lively acidity is the perfect wine for almost every occasion. In the glass it has got a greenish to light yellow colour. Pinot Blanc turns out especially fresh and fruity if, right before the harvest, there are large differences in temperature between night and day. In warmer vintages Pinot Blanc is richer and more intense, with aromas of ripe fruit.
The Pinot Blanc is one of the most common white varieties of South Tyrol. For a long time it was undervalued, as a common white wine for taverns. Only in the last ten years it was rediscovered as a fresh, fruity and salty wine.
The Pinot Blanc arrived in South Tyrol ca. 150 years ago, together with the other Pinot varieties. Only the Pinot Blanc had great success since the beginning and has become the most important white wine variety of the region.
Production area For this wine we choose the best Pinot Bianco grapes from the hillside of the Oltradige at an altitude from 450 to 550 m above sea level, in well aired vineyards. The different combination of soils, from clay to lime and gravel is what gives this wine its unique character. Winemaking The grapes are picked by hand and placed in small containers to prevent excess pressure on the grapes. Gentle whole cluster pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation. 50% is fermented at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks, 50% is fermented in large oak barrels (50 hl). The part in oak barrels is continued with malolactic fermentation. Aging on the lees for 8 months. Tasting notes & food matching Pinot Bianco has compact bunches of small greenish grapes. It is the most white grape variety grown in the cru "Girlan". Thanks to its delicate, fresh and at the same time, full flavour, the Platt & Riegl Pinot Bianco is the perfect wine for a host of different occasions. It is an ideal accompaniment for hors d’oeuvres and fish dishes as well as being very popular as an aperitif.
Pinot Bianco is currently flying high in South Tyrol – probably because its simple elegance is winning it more and more friends. Its light-bodied, mineral structure makes the Pinot Bianco Profil especially good as an aperitif, but it is also excellent with starter dishes – and perfect with white and green asparagus!
Quota is a wine that explores the limits of a typical grape hailing from Alto Adige. Pinot Bianco has now been introduced in our northern most zone as a result of climatic changes. This wine is an experiment resulting in a moderate level of alcohol, vibrant acidity, fresh aromas.
Cantina Terlano has an unusual offering in the form of its Rarities, special editions of mature white wines that have been left to age on the lees in steel pressure tanks for at least ten years. This Rarity is a Terlaner with a youthful freshness that belies its maturity. That makes it perfect for a long period of aging in the bottle. Terlano has the terroir to produce great white wines, as its Rarities so convincingly demonstrate.
Made only in outstanding years with grapes from the oldest Pinot Bianco vines, this Riserva comes with impressive depth, length and great potential for development.
THE CHOSEN ONE It has more than a century under its belt yet has lost none of its strength – quite the contrary, in fact. Sanctissimus is powerful and stately, all the way from its stocky vines to the very extremities of its ancient roots. This Pinot Bianco can stand proud among the exceptionally opulent wines, holding its own in every regard. Grown on the extremely steep slopes of the south-facing Vigna location below the church in Missian, then aged in clay amphora, Sanctissimus is truly the jewel in the winery’s crown.
PLÖTZNER 100% PINOT BIANCO ALTO ADIGE DOC THE MOUNTAIN WINE In the past, when South Tyrol was still a land of red wines, the hilly area around the Plötznerhof above Boymont Castle offered a chance to the grape of the Pinot Bianco. The meeting of the bleak limestone soil with the heat-retaining, quartz-rich porphyry rock and the cool mountain winds mean that this small, largely dry patch of earth offers ideal conditions for a Pinot Bianco with considerable depth of soul – then as now.
„Tecum“ (Latin: with you, together) is the expression of balance, elegance and harmony. The grapes for this cool and mineral Pinot Bianco grow in the single site vineyard Buchholz with an altitude of 600 m, above Salorno. This site is located on the cooler, eastern side of the Bassa Attesina region and is characterised by a mineral soil of dolomite rock. After its maturation in wooden barrels for 12 months the wine gets 12 more months in the bottle to evolve its structure and complex aromas. “N.D.T.” (niente di troppo) which means “from nothing too much” can be found on the label and expresses the philosophy of this wine. The Tecum is exclusively bottled in Magnum bottles and since the vintage 2017 every bottle is numbered by hand.
This wine is named after our daughter Anna and belongs to our selection TURMHOF where we pay particular attention to the sensory complexity of the respective grape varieties and compose the wine by carefully selecting the vineyards used. Maturing this white wine in oak on the lees supports the balance between complexity and elegance and smoothens the perceived acidity.
The south-facing slopes of Monzoccolo in the Terlano DOC area are the location of steep and sunny vineyards at altitudes between 450 and 650 meters above sea-level, where a very exciting Pinot Bianco flourishes. This rich and highly complex wine is impressive for its minerality and considerable capacity for development and thus underscores the full potential of this grape variety.
Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) – arguably the most important and most characteristic white varietal in South Tyrol. The favourable location in Karneid with its cool breezes is ideal for this variety and produces a fine and elegant wine.
Our Pinot Blanc “Vom Muschelkalk” grows on our highest vineyard in Gfill/Appiano Monte, 600 meters above sea level. In 2015, we purchased this vineyard cultivated with 60-year-old Pergola vines and produced our first single-vineyard wine in 2016. The vineyard lies on a hillside at the foot of the Mendel Mountains and has deep porphyry subsoils with clayey sediments and gravelly alluvial soils containing lime and clay. Surprisingly, the very deep red clay soil features shell limestone slabs, which give our Pinot Blanc its name. The result is a very alpine, tense wine underlined by a profound acidity, freshness, and elegance.