The history of the Manincor winery is characterized by the interweaving between the Manincor family, who, at the beginning of 1600, built the historic estate edifice, and the Ezemberg family, owner since 1978, who already in 1698 owned wineries in South Tyrol in Caldaro, Terlano and Schwarz. Currently the winery practices biodynamic viticulture and the vineyards are interspersed with trees and hedges, while, among the rows, are cultivated mixed seeds which create a natural habitat for hives, birds and grazing flocks.
From a parcel in Mazzon, called “Mason” (not to be confused with the famous homonymous sub-area near Egna), 450 meters high, on soils rich in dolomite, porphyry and gneiss, the Mason di Mason Pinot Nero was born. The wine is produced only in the best vintages, and only from the best grapes, from the highest area of the vineyard, where the oldest and best sun-irradiated vines lie. Once selected, the grapes are sent to the cellar where they ferment spontaneously in wooden tanks, and then make a 2 weeks maceration, with daily fulling. The one year aging takes place in oak barrels of Leuchtenburg, new for a quarter, in constant contact with fine yeasts. Just like in the vineyards, in the cellar the wine is conceived as a “Grand Cru of Grand Cru”, obtained from the selection of the best barrels, the only ones used for its production.
With a quite consistent bold and bright ruby red color, this 2016 vintage smells of black cherry (jam and grenadine), wild blackberry, red currant, gooseberry, green cinchona, dried rose, young tobacco and fresh cream, with vinyl and boisée hints. In the mouth, the initial glycerin is immediately balanced by a good citrus acidity, while, in the center of the palate, refined tannins and vanilla echoes mark the sip, with an excellent taste-olfactory correspondence that leads to a final on a mix of fresh red fruit and toffee.
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