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Meran Burggräfler Winery in Marling

In South Tyrol, wine production and wine growing are an almost century-old art. The local wine growers have always done an excellent job in order to transform the grapes from vineyards into excellent wines.

The region around Meran is one of the most productive areas in this sector for sure, for what concerns the mild climate and the hilly landscape that is particularly appropriate for wine cultivation. Right in the middle, in Marling, a few kilometres from Meran, there is Meran Burggräfler Winery, the most renowned winery of Western South Tyrol.

The winery’s philosophy is simple, but has always been successful: Cultivation of varieties that are most suitable to the location and focus on highest quality. In fact, not the amount of maturing grapes is decisive, but their quality. Only this way it is possible to produce great wines, that can be exported throughout Italy and the whole world.

In terms of technology, the Meran Burggräfler Winery is just as good as the big wine producers. In fact, modern equipment is used for the harvest and processing of grapes. For the fermentation, different innovative methods are applied. The outcome: structured, full-bodied and savoury wines with great results at national and international wine events.

Wine growing is hard work

But what is crucial is the conscientious maintenance of the vineyards. Already in January, the vines are cut by hand, in order to increase both quality and profitability. In spring, the grapes have to be bundled and propped, the soil beneath is loosen up and natural nutrients are added.

Between may and August, the wine growers carefully tracks the growing and maturing process of his vines, freeing them from undesired shoots and maintaining the foliage. In autumn, it will be again time for the grape harvest. The exact time varied according to the variety, location and degree of maturity.

Wine varieties & cultivation area

Currently, the winery cooperative Meran Burggräfler in Marlin has about 400 wine growers cultivating the about 260 hectares with a lot of ambition. Small wine cultivators in Lana, Tscherms, Algund, Marling, Meran, Dorf Tirol, Kuens, Schenna and Riffian supply the grapes that are afterwards processed to various wines, such as Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Müller Thurgau as well as Südtiroler Meraner, Pinot Noir, Lagrein, Merlot and Cabernet.

Further information:

Meran Burggräfler Winery
Kellereistraße 9 – I-39020 Marling
Phone: +39 0473 447 137

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