Pinot Noir has been grown in South Tyrol since the beginning of the 19th century. It is generally considered one of the most elegant but also most demanding red wines. It is a challenge for even the most experienced vintner. Our best sites for Pinot Noir occupy an area of about 10 hectares in Mazzon.
In 2008 we began the search for a site that is ideally suited to the production of Pinot Noir – a single site in which the grape variety has the right conditions for optimum development and can also reflect the specific character of the terroir, with the geology of its soils and its history. Years of thorough research and countless tests with mini production volumes finally led us to the perfect site, the Ganger monopole.
It is located in Mazzon, at between 360 and 380 meters above sea-level, with a southwesterly exposure and a slope of 3–5%, and has a unique microclimate and deep calcareous clayey soils. This is the home of our Pinot Noir Riserva Vigna Ganger, a wine as incomparable and unique as the site itself.
Winemaker at Cantina Girlan
The Ganger monopole site
|Plots:||442 + 443|
|Elevation:||360 – 380 meters a.s.l.|
|Soil:||deep calcareous clayey soil|
|Average age of the vines:||20 years|
|Plants:||Pinot Noir Clone 777|
|Microclima:||About 1,300 sunshine hours and 475 mm precipitation from April to harvest|
|Slope:||3 - 5 %|
|Method of cultivation:||Guyot|
|Plant spacing:||2,00 m × 0,70 m|
|Plant density:||6.400 vines per hectare|
Historical vineyard names in Mazzon
- Auf dem Bichl
Pinot Noir Riserva
|Total production:||2.350 bottles and 200 magnum|