Nals-Margreid (Nalles-Magrè in Italian) work with 138 growers who farm 170 hectares in 14 different areas. The vineyards are found stretching from the town of Nals, between Merano and Bolzano in the regions' North, to Margreid in the sunny South. The fruit provided by these growers (each with an average of 1 hectare) provides winemaker Harald Schraffl with the product from 14 of the most renowned areas in the Sudtirol. Elevations vary between 650 and 3000 feet and all benefit from the triple-whammy that the zone provides for quality viticulture: 300 days of sunshine, the protection of the Alps to the North combined with the warming influence of Mediterranean and big temperature swings between day and night.
Nals Margreid Galea Vernatsch 2017
With a bouquet revealing cherry, almond and violets, a robust elegance, fine freshness and harmonious finish, this original South Tyrolean is a delightful and highly quaffable wine. Grown on 100-year old vines in St. Magdalena, the Vernatsch Galea finds its ideal partner in dishes of the traditional South Tyrolean cuisine and, when cooled, in fish. South Tyrol’s oldest regional red grape variety, the Vernatsch or Schiava, finds its traditional location in St. Magdalena near Bozen (Bolzano). The steep slopes of this vineyard with its porphyry gravel soils are home to the various sub-varieties of the Vernatsch. Aged for 8 months in large oak barrels.