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
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.
- grapes: Pinot Noir
- yield: 35 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. 12,000, 300 magnum bottles and a few other 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 cement vats, 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 / 1.5 l / 3 l / 5 l
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