Birichino Malvasia Bianca 2019

2019

£21.00

Availability: 97 in stock

Unusual and delicious, with a light body and flavours of jasmine, lime, and elderflower. Expect some spiced apple and quince notes too, alongside razor-sharp acidity.

Why we love it: Because it’s unusual – and a hell of a lot of fun to drink!
Drink with: Pan-asian cuisine
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California

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Dry

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Light Bodied

TECH
Sub-Region
Monterey County
Vintage
2019
Blend Info.
100% Malvasia Bianca
Alcohol by Vol.
13%
Bottle Vol.
750ml
Serving Temp.
8-12°
Closure
Screwcap
Drink
Now

WINE PRODUCER

Birichino is Italian for ‘mischievous’, and nowhere is this spirit encapsulated better than in their wines: perfumed, elegant, but with a definite edge. 

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The Birichino Style

The Birichino style is full-on ‘New Wave California’. Fruit expression, lower alcohol, whole bunch pressing and native yeasts are all on the cards, while oak and filtration are left by the wayside. Founders Alex Krause and John Locke met while working at the legendary Randall Grahm’s Bonny Doon Vineyard and founded their own winery in 2008, sharing a viticultural vision of attaining the perfect balance of ‘perfume, poise, and puckishness’. Between them, they have a combined four decades experience making wine in California, France, Italy and beyond. 

Birichino Vineyards

Sourcing from a number of carefully farmed, family-owned, own-rooted 19th and early 20th century vineyards (and a few from the late disco era), planted by and large in more moderate, marine-influenced climates, their preoccupation is to safeguard the quality and vibrance of their raw materials. Their preference is for minimal intervention, most often favouring native fermentations, employing stainless or neutral barrels, minimal racking and fining, and avoiding filtration altogether when possible. But most critically, their aim is to make delicious wines that give pleasure, revitalise, and revive. 

For more information on Birichino and their wines, you can visit the Birichino website here.

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WINE REGION

California’s Monterey Wine Region

California’s Monterey County is world-famous for its unparalleled scenic beauty. As well as it’s picture-perfect mountains, ancient soils and rugged shore. These incredible features of the Monterey Wine Region all play huge roles in the quality of wines produced here.

Monterey Wine Grapes

Wines from Monterey have unique qualities and are easily distinguishable from those produced elsewhere in the world. Expect intense varietal flavour, and exceptional character and balance. While Chardonnay is the star of the show, the cooler northern areas of the county are planted with Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Pinot Blanc too.

Find out more about California’s Monterey Wine Region Here.

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