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 Pinot Bianco Cru Sirmian 2017
” Bright pale straw gold. Peach and herbs on the closed nose. Then bright and dense, with a brooding quality to the allspice and pit fruit flavors. Finishes with a whiplash of dusty minerality and notes of thyme and bay leaf. Sneaky concentration here, not to mention impressive length and size.” Ian D’Agata, Vinous, 92+ Points
The Pinot Bianco grapes used to make the Sirmian grow in an authentic Grand Cru area for this variety (it is also where the Terlano coop makes their famous Pinot Bianco Vorberg Riserva). Located close to the town of Nalles soils are characterized by morainic debris and porphyr bedrock plus gneiss, mica, and marble inclusions and very steep slopes ranging from 550-680 meters above sea level. Over the years, Sirmian’s Pinot Bianco vines have been partially replanted and so vines currently average fifteen years of age.