Maglen Pinot Nero Riserva is a selection of precious grapes from two adjacent and complementary areas: historic vineyards on the Mazon plateau and steep and sunny vineyards in Glen. It typifies the elegance of Italian Pinot noir.
Rich in extracts and of profound depth. You will be conquered by sweet sour cherries, juicy red berries and lively spices. Preferable to many ordinary Burgundy wines.
Gimmo Cuomo, Corriere del Mezzogiorno, November 2019
MONTHS OF MATURATION
YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL
Alto Adige DOC
Even though bud break occurred at a relatively late stage this year, high temperatures and humidity helped precipitate flowering. As of mid-June, weather conditions were hot and dry, and the vines benefited from slight water stress, which led to optimal conclusion of their growth and ideal passage to maturation. Intensive rainfall shortly before the begin-ning of the harvest turned out to be beneficial for the grapes, as it allowed them to reach the final stage of maturity without drought stress. Throughout the harvest period, the weather was sunny and dry, ideal conditions for perfect maturity and a harmonious development of grape aromas. Hence, each grape variety and every vineyard could be harvested at the best possible moment. The results are white wines with elegant structure and delicate acidity. The red wines show great potential as well, with a full body and powerful tannins.
- grapes: Pinot Noir
- yield: 45 hl/hectare
- altitude: 400 – 600 m
- slope exposure: west 80 %, southwest 20 %
- harvest: beginning – end of October
- soil: sandy loam
- age of vines: 15 – 25 years
- climate:extreme interplay between sunny days, influenced by the Mediterranean climate, and the cool nights, marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains..
- bottles produced: ca. 10,000, 150 magnums and a few large formats
At harvest, the grapes are delivered in small bins and immediately gently pressed. Fermentation takes place slowly at controlled temperatures (28°C) in large oak casks with repeated punch-downs of the must to bring forth the typical aromas of the grape variety.
After aging in French barrels for 12 months and another 6 months in big oak casks, the wine is kept in the bottle for at least 6 months prior to commercial release.
ruby with light garnet hues
sour cherry, cherry, forest fruits, orange and scents of spice
fine fruit with a salty freshness, delicate and elegant, with a long finish and pleasant fruity tannins
6 – 10 years
0.75 l / 1.50 l / 3 l / 5 l
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