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Cantina Tramin

Marjun Riserva


Marjun comes in a lovely ruby red color. An enticing nose of wild berries, plum and cherry is enhanced by spicy aromas and followed by a beautiful freshness on the palate, recalling the elevation of the vineyards where the grapes selected for Marjun originate. This elegant Pinot Noir displays classy and seductive tannins, underpinned by zesty acidity and a fruity and juicy finale with an evident touch of spice. The Pinot Noir grapes used to produce Marjun are handpicked and grow on calcareous clay soils on a hillside area at 350 to 650 m above sea level.


Marjun kommer i en dejlig rubinrød farve. En lokkende næse af vilde bær, blomme og kirsebær forstærkes af krydret aroma og efterfulgt af en smuk friskhed i ganen, der mindes om højden af vinmarkerne, hvor de druer, der er valgt til Marjun, stammer fra. Denne elegante Pinot Noir viser klassiske og forførende tanniner, understøttet af syre og en frugtagtig og saftig finale med et tydeligt strejf af krydderi. Pinot Noir-druerne, der bliver brugt til at fremstille Marjun, plukkes med hånden og vokser på kalkholdig lerjord på et bjergområde, 350-650m over havets overflade.


Country: Italy

Region: Alto Adige

Winery: Cantina Tramin

Year: 2016

Type: Red

Grapes: Pinot Noir

Alcohol: 14%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional



The cellar in the small town of Tramin was founded in 1898 by the parish priest Christian Schrott. His parishioners own, on average, just 0.8 hectares, which are inherited through centuries and cared for as a community garden. The Winemaker is Willi Sturz, who in 1989 returned to his native town as an educated winemaker. He has since led the cellar to the absolute superclass. The wines are among Italy's best and get along with Gaja the highest marks in the prestigious Gambero Rosso guide.

Kælderen i den lille by Tramin blev stiftet i 1898 af sognepræsten Christian Schrott. Hans sognebørn ejer i snit blot 0,8 ha, som går i arv gennem århundreder og passes som en kolonihave! Vinmageren er Willi Stürz, som i 1989 vendte hjem til fødebyen som uddannet vinmager. Han har siden ført kælderen til den absolutte superklasse. Vinene hører til Italiens bedste og får sammen med Gaja de højeste karakterer i den ansete Gambero Rosso guide.

General grape descriptions

Pinot Noir

The fashionable red burgundy grape is capable of producing divinely scented, gorgeously fruity expressions of place but often unwilling or unable to do so. Pinot Noir is sensitive to the size of crop it is expected to produce, and many vapid examples exemplify an over-demanding yield. It ripens relatively early so is not suitable for very warm regions where there would be no time to develop interesting flavours before acid levels plummet. On the other hand, many of the cooler regions in which it thrives suffer autumn rains which can rot Pinot's thin-skinned berries, resulting in pale, tainted wines. The Pinot Noir grower's lot is not an easy one.

This ancient eastern French vine is, with Gouais Blanc, parent of a host of other varieties including Chardonnay, Gamay and the Muscadet grape Melon de Bourgogne. Because it is so old, there are many well-established mutations such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Meunier and there is enormous variation in wine quality between different clones. Planting the wrong clone in the wrong place is one of many reasons for the wide variation in quality between different red burgundies and different varietal Pinot Noirs from elsewhere.

The positive side of all this is that Pinot Noir is a very transparent grape. It really can communicate the difference in terroir, or grape-growing environment, between adjacent plots of vineyard.

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