Marjun Pinot Nero 

CLASSICS

The Pinot Nero grapes used to produce our Marjun grow on calcareous clay soils on a hillside area at 350 to 650 m above sea level.  The name Marjun stems from the calcareous rock layer overlooking the vineyards (in pre-Latin Indo-European language “marra” means detritus).

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2019

vintage description

Winter ended with heavy snowfalls in the mountains. Warmer temperatures in March and April as well as well-nurtured soils caused premature and quite uneven budburst. A cool May then delayed flowering. A damp and hot month of June increased the risk of fungal diseases, which could be contained by intensive manual work in the vineyards. A dry spell, interrupted only by short and violent thunderstorms, characterised the rest of the summer. Two heat waves basically had no negative effect whatsoever. By mid-August, lowest temperatures started to drop significantly. A substantial diurnal temperature variation was registered throughout the harvest, which began about two weeks later than in the previous year. The white wines of the 2019 vintage show impressive freshness and especially Gewürztraminer showcases particular elegance. The red wines present a lot of fruit and lively tannins.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • grapes: Pinot noir
  • yield: 55 hl/Hectare
  • altitude: 350 – 650 m
  • soil: calcareous clay and gravelly soils
  • climate: extreme interplay between sunny days, influenced by the Mediterranean climate, and cool nights, marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains

winemaking

The grapes are handpicked and gently placed into small containers to keep them intact. After crushing and destemming, the must and the skins softly slide down to the underlying barrels, where they are cold soaked for four days. After two weeks of fermentation the wine is racked off the lees and rests for three days in concrete vats before being transferred to oak barrels called “pièces” (i.e. 228 l barrels). After 11 months of aging in the oak barrels, followed by blending in big oak casks, the wine continues to age first in casks and then in the bottle.

tasting notes

lovely ruby red with a garnet shimmers

 

An enticing nose of wild berries, plum and cherry is enhanced by spicy aromas and followed by a beautiful freshness on the palate, recalling the elevation of the vineyards where the grapes selected for Marjun originate.

This elegant pinot noir displays classy and seductive tannins, underpinned by zesty acidity and a fruity and juicy finale with an evident touch of spice.   Thanks to its versatility this pinot noir pairs well with any kind of pasta dish with meat, game or mushrooms as well as veal tartare, red meat or wild game. Excellent with tasty cheeses as well.

serving temperature

16-18° C

residual sugar

0.4 g/l

total acidity

5.6 g/l

ABV

13.5 % vol

aging potential

6-10 years

bottle sizes

0.75 l 

WATCH THE LAST AWARDS
Award Date Year Score
GAMBERO ROSSO 2020 2018 Due Bicchieri

Selection

Classics