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Manincor

The winery is located in the municipality of Kaltern im Überetsch (Province of Bolzano) in the Italian wine-growing region of South Tyrol (Trentino-South Tyrol). The historical buildings of the winery date back to 1608, built by Hieronymus Manincor, to whom Emperor Matthias (1557-1619) donated the land on Lake Kaltern in recognition of his services to Austria and at the same time raised him to the nobility. The family crest "Man-in-cor", freely translated, means "hand on heart". In 1978 the estate passed into the possession of Count Enzenberg and since 1991 it has been the property of Michael Count Goëss-Enzenberg. At that time, the estate was a sought-after grape producer without its own vinification, delivering the harvests to the cooperatives in Kaltern and Terlan. After an increase in quality through yield limitation and the introduction of near-natural cultivation, production began in 1996 in the company's own cellar facilities. In 2004 a newly built cellar was opened, which is considered an international example of contemporary cellar architecture. Responsible director and oenologist is Helmuth Zozin. The total estate comprises 300 hectares of fruit, wine, forest and meadows.

The vineyards cover 50 hectares of vineyards, most of which are cru sites in Terlan and Kaltern. They are planted to 60% with the red wine varieties Blauburgunder, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Syrah, Lagrein and Vernatsch, and to 40% with the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Goldmuskateller. Biodynamic viticulture with EU organic certification is practised, taking into account the phases of the moon. In the cellar, processing is carried out according to the so-called gravity flow principle, i.e. pump-less operation using gravity over three floors, thus minimising the impact on grapes, must and wine during vinification. Fermentation, ageing and processing of the wines are carried out with a minimum of intervention. The majority of the wines, around 2/3 for white wines and 100% for red wines, are fermented spontaneously, triggered by the natural yeasts from the vineyard. Pure yeasts are only added in exceptional cases

The wines are produced in three lines: Hand (base), Herz (from "Great Sites") and Krone (extreme selection from the best vineyards only in special vintages). With a strict vineyard philosophy, each vineyard is developed separately. The best are bottled as "Herzweine" (single vineyard sites). The wines are aged 100% in wooden barrels. A good part of it is made of wood from our own oak forest. Among the premium wines are the white wine Tannenberg (Sauvignon Blanc) matured for 9 months in large wooden barrels, the red wine Cuvée Cassiano (Merlot, Cabernet Franc, others) matured for 18 months in barrique and the red wine Mason di Mason (Pinot Noir) matured for 12 months in barrique. Around 300,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of the associations Freie Weinbauern Südtirol and Respekt.

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