2017 TIEFENBRUNNER PINOT GRIGIOTiefenbrunner
Grape: Pinot Grigio
Pronunciation: ‘Pin-ot Gree-gio’
Region: Alto Adige
Zone: DOC Sudtirol (or) Alto Adige
Founded in 1848, the Tiefenbrunner Castel Turmhof Winery owes its name to the ancient castle known today as the home of the Tiefenbrunner family. The winery is in the hamlet Entiklar, in the town of Kurtatsch, which is in the South Tyrolean province of Bozen amid the awe-inspiring Italian Alps.
Expert winemakers, Herbert Tiefenbrunner and his son Christof maintain complete control over all winery operations, from harvest through the transformation of the juice into world-renowned wines. Their expertise is highly regarded well beyond the borders of South Tyrol, showcasing grapes pressed from over 60 acres of estate-grown vines. Tiefenbrunner also purchases select grapes from another 100 acres of surrounding vineyards. The selection of only healthy and high-value grapes ripened over months in the vineyards leads to the subsequent task of maintaining and perfecting quality in the cellar.
Tasting note: Straw yellow in color with lemon highlights, this Pinot Grigio is youthful and lively. On the nose, this wine has aromas of citrus, white flowers, pears, apples, and meadow grass. Up-front citrus flavors give way to stony minerality and a crisp finish.
Growing System: Pergola and Single-Guyot
Soil Composition: Calcareous, Silty Sandy-Loam and Gravel
Production: Fermented in stainless steel.
Alcohol (%): 13%