Bastianich Vespa 2015
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A tightly wound balance of minerality and citrus, evolving over time into a more viscous expression of wildflowers, clover honey and mature pear. The palate sensations are more like those of a red wine. Its tannic structure and acidic backbone lend it not only immediate impact but also a long life. Vespa Bianco can be further aged up to 7-10 years after the vintage.
Chardonnay and Sauvignon: each variety is vinified separately in 50% 4000-liter oak ‘botti’ and 50% stainless steel. The Picolit ferments in 500 liter Tonneaux. MaloLactic fermentation is limited to 50%. Following vinification, the wines rest in their respective vessels for almost a year on the lees, after which they are blended to create Vespa Bianco.
The flagship wine of the Bastianich estate, Vespa Bianco was created to showcase the power and evolution that a great Friulian white can have. Consisting of equal parts Sauvignon and Chardonnay with a measure of Picolit, Vespa becomes more than a sum of its parts, a wine of uncommon complexity and longevity