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 Penon Pinot Bianco 2018
Peach, nectarines, lemon on the nose, fleshly pure white fruit on the palate and a finish that lingers and lingers.This Pinot Bianco is exclusively from grapes from the Penon vineyard, which hangs over the town of Margé. There are a couple of elements making this vineyard pretty special; it’s between 2300 and 2800 ft above sea level, sheltered meaning you can get lovely long hang times, the vines are also kept in check by pretty unforgiving soil, a mix of chalk and gravel. The gravel too helps radiate heat to the tiny berries that are produced. All in all you get a wine with beautiful balance and character that has massive concentration. The grapes from this vineyard are small compact and intense berries that are fermented in steel and then aged in both steel tanks and old oak vats.