Manzoni Bianco 6.0.13
Among all the clones created in the Thirties by Mr. Luigi Manzoni, Principal of the Viticulture and Enology School in Conegliano, the one that has reached excellent performances is surely Manzoni Bianco 6.013, a cross between Riesling Renano and White Pinot vines, known also as Incrocio Manzoni 6.0.13.
This vine was created for our land and climate and therefore it is here that it can give excellent results, even if it is actually cultivated almost everywhere in Italy; it is included among the wines blend of Controlled Appellation of Origin area Bianco dei Colli di Conegliano, Breganze Bianco and Trentino Bianco, as well as in several wines with Typical Geographical Indication (I.G.T. is the acronym designates the geographical name utilised to mark a wine).
Manzoni Bianco, well known also as Incrocio Manzoni 6.0.13 or I.M. 6.0.13, is an autochthonous grape characterized for its low production and its extraordinary adaptation ability to different soils and microclimates; despite it prefers hilly, wet, not hard and fertile grounds.
It buds early and blossoms and matures quite precociously, it has a modest production and its bunch is little, cone-shaped or cylindrical and quite dense (80-150 gr.); the grape is small, rounded, green-yellow and its skin is thick, dense and aromatic.
Thanks to its elegance, good alcoholic strength and acidity, it is often utilized for producing quality wines, both blended or in purity: after its vinification we can taste a straw yellow with generous pale green highlights wine, with the unique elegance of Pinot Bianco and the exquisite aromatic notes of Riesling Renano.