Venissa Bianco 2016
The history of Venice in one sip.
Well,yes, Venissa is a unique wine in every regard, primarily because it tells the story of Venetian wine, dating back to over 2500 years ago (there was even a vineyard in Piazza San Marco!), and of its native grape variety, the Dorona – which owes its name to the golden colour of its wine and has for centuries been the pride of the local aristocracy.
The fruit of a traditional production method, which involves long maceration on the grapes, Venissa is a white with the body and structure of a red that is ready to evolve over a long period of time.
A few years after the first vintage (2010) was produced and sold, this wine already enjoyed international fame thanks to its organoleptic uniqueness: the Dorona, which over the centuries has adapted to the salinity of the lagoon, and the high sodium content in the land on the island of Mazzorbo, gives Venissa surprising minerality.
The iodine notes already appear in the nose, accompanied by hints of yellow-fleshed fruit that are then confirmed in the mouth, in a sensory, visual and gustatory-olfactory mix that is extremely coherent and engaging. Through the touch, the flavour then comes into perfect balance with its softness and minerality, which results in a warm, enveloping sip which, supported by the tannic texture, is accompanied by citrus and almond notes with great persistence.
The label is also unique: a gold leaf whose shape changes according to the vintage and which is handmade by members of the last family to carry on an artisan tradition, imprinted with their own name, ‘Battiloro’!
In 2016 only 3880 bottles were produced in the standard format of 500 cl.
Weight: 1 kg
Grapes: Dorona veneziana
Aging: 18 months in steel
Alcohol content: 13%
Service temperature: 10/12 °C
Pairing: Fish crudités, Seafood starters
Size: 0.5 l