CANTINA NALS MARGREID-ALTO ADIGE (Nals, South Tyrol)
This exciting co-operative cellar came out of the union, in 1985, between two well-established operations, Cantine Nalles, founded in 1932, and Magre-Niclara, founded in 1954. The result is a group of 140 members who cultivate a total of 150 hectares. Nals Margreid is still undergoing impressive changes with energy radiating from the new cellar designed by architect Markus Scherer. Every year, the winery style is acquiring better definition and territorial character, thanks to the skill and painstaking efforts of cellarmaster Harald Schraffl. No shortcuts here: progress is based on hard work and respect. Pinot Bianco Sirmian 2012 has a smoky finesse, and flowers follow white-fleshed fruit. It runs ahead and expands in the mouth, and then apples appear with a surprising mass of plum blossom. A lovely bitter touch, both delicate and original, hints at Alpine grasses. For these reasons, it is the white of the year. The dryly mineral Schiava Galea 2012 has strength and ripe tannins.
-Gambero Rosso 2014
Wines Represented by Mondo Vino:
2017 Pinot Grigio DOC - Coming to Vintages 2019 - 91 points James Suckling.
2016 Muller Thurgau DOC - 90 points James Suckling.
2016 Kerner DOC - 91 points Wine Enthusiast
2016 Punggl Pinot Grigio Cru DOC Coming to Vintages 2019 - 93 points James Suckling/ 91 points Wine Enthusiast **Winner of the Pinot Grigio(2012) International Challenge recently organized by Friuli Wine Consortium in Udine Italy. A total of 128 Pinot Grigios tasted from 6 different countries.
2016 Pinot Bianco Sirmian Cru DOC Coming to Classics June 06/2019 3-Bicchieri Gambero Rosso/ 95 Points James Suckling/ Top 100 Italian Wines. 92- points Wine Enthusiast
2016 Lyra Gerwurztraminer Cru DOC-90 Points James Suckling/ 2-Rosso Bicchieri Gambero Rosso
2014 Mazzon Pinot Noir Cru DOC - 91 Points James Suckling
2015 Jura Pinot Noir Riserva Cru DOC - 94 points James Suckling.
2017 Schiava Galea Cru DOC 2-Rosso Bicchieri Gambero Rosso