VINEYARD | The Alps are there at your fingertips. Nama is a blend of selected grapes with the best exposures. The chardonnay (90%) comes from Magrè in the Bassa Atesina, from vineyards facing south-east that grow on a deep layer of limestone, between 230 and 350 metres above sea level. Pinot bianco (7%) and Sauvignon (3%) instead come from Nalles, with an eastern exposure between 550 and 700 metres above sea level, on soils rich in porphyry. All the grapes ferment and mature in oak barrels for 18 months, and then age 9 months in steel and a further year of ageing in the bottle to find the right balance. The first vintage produced by Nama was 2016.
PERSON | Nals Margreid is one of the most virtuous cooperatives in Italy, born from the merger of the social cellars of Nalles and of Magrè. At the helm we find Director Gottfried Pollinger who gave an international breath to the cellar, now appreciated all over the world especially for the finesse and freshness of its whites, starting with Pinot Bianco Sirmian or Sauvignon Mantele. We ascribe the merit to the virtuous work of the winemaker and agronomist Harald Schraffl who has grown enormously in this winery, which aims at ever higher levels of quality, thanks to very strict protocols with the historic contributing members.
WINE | The first whiffs are entrusted to spices, above all delicate references of saffron, then nutmeg and almonds. The toasted notes give way to fresh floral and herbaceous hints, sage and white asparagus, acacia flowers and then a fragrant note of peach. Initially compressed, after a few minutes it unfolds important material, the mouth is still very young, teasing with citrus and spicy tones of lime, ginger and white pepper. The ending is growing, even if we are still far from its peak which will not be reached for 6-7 years. Nama is a complex, articulated white that well encapsulates two souls, a vivid and alpine profile pulls the sprint to a more mature and sunny character, for a drink on multiple dimensions and levels.