Marjun Pinot Nero Riserva

CLASSICS

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

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2017

Vintage Description

Mild temperatures in April led to early bud break. Favorable weather conditions in May further accelerated the development of the vegetation but a dry period in June slowed down shoot and grape growth. After a humid July, a warm August followed with many hours of sunshine. After several rainy days at the beginning of harvest, the autumn weather developed favorably with considerable fluctuations in temperature. The grapes profited from a long phase of vegetative growth and were in good health, though berry size was somewhat smaller than average. The white wines are very well balanced, with beautiful fruit, fine acidity and juicy freshness. Charming elegance and pleasant tannin structure characterize the red wines.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Grapes: Pinot noir
  • Yield: 55 hl/Hectare
  • Altitude: 250 – 400 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 “pieces” (i.e. 228 l barrels). After 11 months of aging in the oak barrels, followed by blending in the big oak casks, the finished wine continues to age first in the casks and then in the bottle.

Tasting notes

Marjon comes in a lovely ruby red with a garnet shimmer. 

 

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 Marjon 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

0,6 g/l

Total acidity

5,8 g/l

ABV

14,2 % vol

Aging potential

6-10 years

Bottle sizes

0,75 l 

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