Manzoni Bianco was created in the 1930s by crossing Riesling and Pinot Bianco, and it ended up being one of the few Incrocio Manzoni that was actually planted commercially. Part of the allure of Manzoni Bianco is its fine balance, the push-pull effect given to the grape by the blending of characteristics from its parent varieties. From Pinot Bianco, the wine gets its round, full body and plump fruit characteristics; from Riesling comes lifting acidity and a tendency towards minerality. The combination of those attributes creates an incredibly attractive style of wine that most closely resembles Chenin Blanc.
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