2020 Castel Sallegg Pinot Bianco
2020 Castel Sallegg Pinot Bianco Here’s a full-bodied white that opens with aromas of mature yellow apple, beeswax and a whiff of chamomile. The aromas follow over to the soft ripe palate along with a honeyed note.
Castel Sallegg is a family-run firm of winegrowers in Caldaro, Alto Adige. Making our own wines mean that we are fully dedicated to Alto Adige’s winegrowing culture and we feel it is our task to bring Alto Adigeean wines to a wider audience of wine-lovers in both Italy and the world.
The family history and Castel Sallegg have been intimately connected since 1851. The estate went in direct succession from Archduke Rainer of Austria, Viceroy of Lombardy and Veneto, via the Princess of Campofranco to today’s owner, the Count von Kuenburg.
In around 1892 Enrico Lucchesi Palli, Prince of Campofranco, brought some Moscato Rosa vines from his Sicilian possessions to Caldaro which, planted in the warmest location on Lake Caldaro, were intended as a valuable addition to the winegrowing estate. From this variety, nowadays very rare, the Castel Sallegg winery produces the delicate Moscato Rosa, one of the premium wines of the Counts von Kuenburg.
The vineyards became the family’s greatest treasure and form the basis for the production of their exquisite wines.