2018 Tiefenbrunner Turmhof Sauvignon Blanc

22.45 18.55
Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Trentino
Appellation Alto Adige
Winery Tiefenbrunner
Year 2018
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2020 - 2026
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The house of Tiefenbrunner hardly needs any introduction and the Turmhof series contains the high quality wines of Tiefenbrunner which are aged in wood in large barrels (1500 - 5000 liters) for about 7 months with regular batonnage. The barrel aging gives an extra dimension and elegance, but is almost indistinguishable because Tiefenbrunner attaches great importance to freshness and elegance (for that reason the wines also mature in very large barriques that are several years old). The Sauvignon grape comes from the French Loire, where it caused a furore with the wines of Sancerre and Pouilly–Fumé. In Alto Adige we are much further south, so that the wines based on this grape have a fuller and softer character. This light yellow Sauvignon has an open scent, with a hint of gooseberry, some mint and is floral. It is an elegant, open wine with lots of white fruit – apple, gooseberry – and freshness. Delicious with lighter fish dishes, of course also an excellent aperitif.

The house Tiefenbrunner, with its historic half-timbered building, exudes the typical friendly South Tyrolean atmosphere. Outside on the terrace, visitors can enjoy a nice glass of wine. Many tourists passing through to the sunny south or on their way back stop here for a glass of wine. At Tiefenbrunner, that is definitely worth it. There is a wide range of interesting wines here, from fresh white to strong red. In all wines, the focus is on quality and on making a wine that is typical of the grape and the vineyard.

It is especially Christophe Tiefenbrunner, who started in 1991, who has modernized the vineyards and perfected winemaking. He has now cleared part of the pergolas from the vineyards. These beautiful grape arbors are very typical of the region, but they have the disadvantage that the grapes do not hang optimally in the sun. At the same time, he has increased the number of vines in the vineyard, also to improve the quality. In addition, revenues have decreased significantly. All measures have reduced total production from one million bottles to about 600,000 annually. The wines come from 20 hectares of our own vineyards and from grapes from several dozen hectares from other producers.

The production here consists of 70% white wines, the rest is red. Quite unusual for Alto Adige.
Most vintners focus on the production of fruity, light red wines, usually made for the German market. White, however, turns out to be a good choice for the future. The mountain slopes are very suitable for making white wines.

Wood aging is rarely used here. And if the wine is already in wood, it usually concerns very old large barrels, which give off virtually no wood taste. The harvest here often lasts until November. Many wine lovers are very charmed by the freshness and elegance of Tiefenbrunner's wines. The domain manages to give each wine its own character, bottled together with a breath of fresh mountain air.

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Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Trentino
Appellation Alto Adige
Winery Tiefenbrunner
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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