Marl Chardonnay 2022
For this wine we use grapes from selected vineyards located in the Überetsch, at an altitude of 450 to 530 m above sea level. The particular composition of the soils - characterized by poor gravel and clay soils with lime deposits - gives the wine its name.
On the Monte di Mezzo, not far from Bolzano and Lake Kaltern in Cornaiano, formerly called Girlan, stands the Girlan winery. It was founded in 1923 by 23 winegrowers and today has as many as 200 members spread over a vineyard growing area of 220 hectares, in the best production areas of Oltradige and Bassa Atesina at altitudes ranging from 450 to 500 meters between San Michele and the Plain of'Adige . 1980 the Girlan Winery increasingly focused on the Pinot Noir grape variety and first launched the Trattmannhof Mazon Pinot Noir. In '75 pioneer Hartmuth Spitaler recognizes the unique potential of the Gschleier subzone and produces a Vernatsch exclusively from this subzone for the first time. In addition, a close collaboration is established with the'artist Paul Flora regarding label design. Girlan's philosophy is on the one hand to revalue the ancient South Tyrolean grape varieties (Vernatsch, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir) and on the other hand to create wines with character from international grape varieties (Chardonnay and Sauvignon), while still tying them to the terroir. All this while respecting the times dictated by nature, with sustainable farmingThe wines are among the most awarded in the region and available in more than 30 states.
Marna 2022 is the latest part of the enhancement project dedicated to Chardonnay, which thus becomes the symbolic variety for the white wines produced by the winery, just as Pinot Noir is for the reds. The wines in the Vineyard line are made from selected grapes from the best production areas. Years of experience make it possible to identify the best vineyards for each variety. The carefully chosen grapes are vinified separately, left to ferment and aged with extreme care. With a particularly pronounced character and aroma, these wines show fresh and fruity traits, distinguished by elegant acidity, combined with an appealing temperament and harmonious body.
Intense and bright golden yellow color
The nose has alternating notes of both citrus and ripe fruit reminiscent of peach, but at the same time decidedly mineral nuances.
The palate has envelopment and savoriness, but above all structure and a great deal of acid tension.
3-6 years old
The 50% of the must ferments and matures in stainless steel tanks and the 50% in large wooden barrels. After fermentation, only part of the must undergoes malolactic fermentation. After 6 months of aging on fine lees, the wine matures in bottles before being released for sale.