Maglen

selection range

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.

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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

VINTAGE

MONTHS OF MATURATION

YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2020

Vintage Description

A dry winter and an initially cold month of March were followed by above-average temperatures in spring, favouring early bud break and premature flowering. From mid-May to early June the weather was mostly rainy and wet. During the following ripening stage rainfall was evenly distributed and only a few hot days made for short periods of drought. Throughout the summer the nights were refreshingly cool. Harvest began in early September and until mid-October it was repeatedly interrupted by single days of rain, luckily followed by longer periods of sun. The white wines are crispy and fresh and have an intense olfactory appeal. Finesse and elegance characterise the red wines, which already hint at a great aging potential.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • 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. 11,000, 300 magnum bottles and a few other large formats

Winemaking

At harvest, the grapes are delivered in small bins and gently destemmed and crushed. After 3 to 5 days of cold maceration (15% whole grapes), fermentation takes place slowly at controlled temperatures (26°C) in large oak casks with repeated punch-downs of the must to bring forth the typical aromas of the grape variety.

MATURATION
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.

tasting notes

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

serving temperature

16-18° C

residual sugar

<1.5 g/l

total acidity

5.9 g/l

ABV

14 % 

aging potential

6 – 10 years

bottle sizes

0.75 l / 1.5 l / 3 l / 5 l

WATCH THE LAST AWARDS
Award Date Year Score
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2022 2019 Silver
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2021 2018 Silver
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2019 2017 95 punti
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2022 2019 93 punti
ROBERT PARKER – WINE ADVOCATE 2021 2018 93 punti

Selection

Classics