Antistiana Chardonnay – DO. Penedes
This is the fourth vintage of Incrocio Manzoni, a little known variety in our country, which Joan Milà (1943-2010) “discovered” and fell in love with on one of his trips to Italy. It is a variety called Manzoni Bianco or Incrocio Manzoni originally from the province of Treviso. In fact, it is a cross between Riesling Renano and Pinot Blanc conducted by Professor Luigi Manzoni. It was one of the most interesting outcomes after a series of various tests carried out in the mid-twentieth century with the aim of identifying new grape varieties that could complement those already existing in the Veneto region.
This variety stands out for the complexity provided by the PINOT BLANC and the aromatic strength of the RIESLING. Well-managed, it results in complex, aromatic wines with great aging potential. It has to be tried!