92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
“Made from a blend of white grapes, including Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Kerner and Gewurztraminer, the 2015 Manna (in a screw cap bottle) offers impeccable balance and a high sense of distinction. The bouquet is neatly stitched together with three main components: A fruity side, a mineral-driven side and a floral side come together to form seamless unity. The wine shows a level of depth and easy complexity. That’s what sets it apart on the Italian winescape" (07/2017)
91 points Vinous
“Golden-tinged straw yellow. Concentrated, chewy and primary, with strong aromas and flavors of yellow apple, thyme and diesel fuel. Rich, dense and unctuous yet delicate and refined at the same time. The 2015 Bianco Manna finishes long and spicy, without any phenolic bitterness. A lovely wine." (12/2018)
90 points Wine & Spirits
“This brings together riesling, chardonnay, gewurztraminer, kerner and sauvignon blanc in a harmonious balance, emphasizing pure fruit flavors of lime, kiwi and green plum woven together by fresh acidity. It’s a versatile partner at the table." (10/2018)
“Blend of many a grape including Kerner and Gewurz!
Extremely heady with a floral aspect on the nose, then very crisp acidity and almost Riesling-like astringency. Very piercing. 17/20 points."(06/2017)
Vinous Reverie Notes
Most Manna is a unique wine that Franz has dedicated to Maria Luisa; first released in 1995, it is a cuvée of Riesling and Chardonnay, a part of Gewürztraminer and a small percentage of Sauvignon Blanc; starting with the vintage of 2013, Kerner has been added by decreasing the percentages of Riesling and Gewürztraminer. The vines of the five vineyards are located at an altitude between 350 and 800 meters above sea level. The soils are very different from each other and are of dolomite, porphyry, sandy and marble origin, facing southwest. Grapes are harvested and processed separately, due to different maturation periods. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are fermented in barrique, while Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Kerner are left to ferment in stainless steel tanks. At the end of the fermentation, the young wines are assembled to favor the combination and harmonization of the various aromatic components. After ten months of aging the wine is bottled and further refined for a few months. In its youth, the wine has yellow-golden notes, and after a few years of evolving, intense golden tones appear. Thanks to its special characteristics Manna seduces with a complex and stratified bouquet that suggests notes of elderflowers, pistachios and rose petals. It strikes with its complexity and concentration combined with a soft elegance and a mineral structure. Manna is a versatile wine, always transforming, the different grape varieties give this wine different notes and the high percentage of Riesling contributes to keeping it alive over the years. The Manna shows its best in combination with noble and precious dishes. It is fascinating the way the wine adapts to different dishes, especially of the Japanese cuisine, like sushi and sashimi; it continually renews itself thanks to its multiple depth and structure.