VINEYARD | The name of the wine already says a lot. Vin de la Neu was born at an altitude of 800 metres, thanks to a very small vineyard of just 0.35 hectares. Here the snow sticks through late spring, but still allows the Johanniter to mature well, especially in vintages such as 2020. We are talking about a "resistant" vine of which Nicola Biasi is a specialist. Located in the upper Val di Non, precisely in Coredo. The exposure is south-east, the training system is alberello with very low yields. The soil is Dolomia, a particular rock rich in minerals characteristic of the Dolomite Alps.
PERSON | Nicola Biasi is a young oenologist from Trentino who has specialised above all on the vinification of Piwi grapes, an acronym that in German (Pilzwiderstandsfähige) means "resistant to fungal diseases." These are hybrid vines capable of spontaneously opposing powdery mildew and peronospora for crops that respect natural farming, surely eco-sustainable. A few years ago he founded the Resistenti Nicola Biasi, a project that brings together several companies from the Triveneto that grow (and believe in) resistant grape varieties. Vin de la Neu was born in the countryside surrounding his house, a tiny experimental vineyard that gives birth to a great cult wine.
WINE | Despite its two years of age, the wine still wears straw yellow with green reflections, a symptom of whites that have very little fear of ageing. The nose is a riot of youth: hints of citrus alternate with touches of white flowers, on a background of mountain herbs of great charm. In the mouth it is fresh, sharp, but with a nice enveloping and creamy body that lends balance and harmony. The finish is fantastic, savoury, deep, clean and vibrant. The vinification is done in non-vitrified concrete tanks, while the fermentation takes place in 225-litre barriques, the same in which the wine ages for about a year..