Nestled in the scenic heartland of Tuscany, the Bianco di Pitigliano Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) stands as a testament to Italy's viticultural richness. This region, characterized by its undulating hills, calcareous soil, and a climate blessed with Mediterranean sun and cooling breezes, provides an optimum environment for vine growth and grape maturity.
The terroir of Pitigliano has proven to be particularly congenial for white grape varieties. Leading the line-up is Ansonica, a native grape which flourishes in this DOC, producing wines with a delightful freshness and a hint of Mediterranean salinity. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, international staples, have also found a harmonious home here, imparting structure and aromatic complexity. Meanwhile, Trebbiano, a historical Italian mainstay, offers a solid backbone to many Bianco di Pitigliano blends.
Other varietals like Grechetto and Verdello add depth with their nutty and herbaceous notes. Greco, Malvasia, and Viognier contribute aromatic intensity, ranging from lush florals to vivacious tropical hints. Pinot Bianco and Welschriesling, though less predominant, play crucial roles in some blends, adding finesse and elegance.
In this splendid mosaic of grape varieties, the wines of Bianco di Pitigliano DOC embody a beautiful marriage of tradition and innovation, capturing the essence of Tuscany in every bottle. Whether you're sipping a crisp single-varietal or a harmoniously blended bottle, the wines of this DOC are an ode to the region's rich viticultural legacy.
The Bianco di Pitigliano DOC is part of the Tuscany wine region, and covers the vineyards located in the municipalities of Pitigliano and Sorano and parts of Scansano and Manciano.
The region has a Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures and rainfall more concentrated between autumn and winter, while the driest month is usually July.
Soils formed by effusive and volcaniclastic rocks predominate in this region. However, there are exceptions to this rule. For example, loamy soils predominate to the west of the Fiora River.
Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Ansonica, Chardonnay, Grechetto, Greco, Malvasia, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano, Verdello, Viognier, Welschriesling
The Bianco and Superiore wines from the Bianco di Pitigliano DOC showcase the unique terroir of Tuscany's picturesque landscapes. Composed of a harmonious blend of grape varieties, these wines embody the essence of the region's viticultural heritage.
The Bianco wine exudes freshness and vitality with its minimum 40% Trebbiano Toscano base, a cornerstone of Italian winemaking. Intertwined with this are captivating notes of Ansonica, Chardonnay, Grechetto, Greco, Malvasia Bianca Lunga, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdello, Viognier, and Welschriesling, each contributing their individual charms. This symphony of flavors is carefully orchestrated, with a touch of up to 15% other authorized white grape varieties, resulting in a wine that is a true reflection of the land.
For those seeking an elevated experience, the Superiore wine beckons with its enhanced character. Crafted with the same grape composition, this wine boasts a higher minimum alcohol level of 12.0%, a testament to its depth and maturity. The meticulous selection of grapes and the nurturing hands of skilled winemakers yield a wine that encapsulates the essence of the Bianco di Pitigliano region.
Both wines are a tribute to tradition and innovation, a marriage of time-honored techniques and modern oenological expertise. Whether savored alone or paired with regional cuisine, the Bianco and Superiore wines from the Bianco di Pitigliano DOC invite you to indulge in a sensory journey through Tuscany's rich viticultural heritage.