2020 Tiefenbrunner Turmhof Alto Adige Lagrein

23.15 19.13
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Trentino
Appellation Alto Adige
Winery Tiefenbrunner
Year 2019
Grape Lagrein
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2028
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The House of Tiefenbrunner needs almost no introduction and the Turmhof series contains the high quality wines of Tiefenbrunner which are aged in large barrels (1500 - 5000 litres) for approx. 7 months with regular batonnage. The aging in wood gives an extra dimension and elegance, but is almost indistinguishable because Tiefenbrunner attaches great importance to freshness and elegance (for this reason, the wines also mature in very large barriques of several years old).

In the glass, this Turmhof by Tiefenbrunner has a ruby red color. This beautiful, powerful wine is made from the typical South Tyrolean (Alto-Adige) grape Lagrein. In the nose, the wine has refined and soft aromas of cherries, spices, laurel, with a slightly sweet undertone. The taste is smooth, with beautiful clear acids and bitters, without disturbing the balance, hints of licorice, dark fruit and lots of freshness.

Lagrein is the typical blue grape of this region. Many producers have large quantities of lagrain in their vineyards, but with Tiefenbrunner it only occupies a subordinate position. It is especially popular because it produces fruity, quick-drinking wines. Tiefenbrunner's Lagrein is more powerful and sturdier than most of its peers.

The Tiefenbrunner House, with its historic half-timbering, exudes the typical cozy South Tyrolean atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy a nice glass of wine outside on the terrace. Many tourists on their way to the sunny south or on their way back stop here for a glass of wine. That is definitely worth it at Tiefenbrunner. They have a wide range of interesting wines here, from fresh white to powerful red. All wines have been focused on quality and on making a wine that is typical for the grape and the vineyard.

It is above all 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 sticks in the vineyard, also to increase quality. Revenues have also fallen sharply. All measures have reduced the 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 tens of hectares from other producers.

The production here consists of 70% white wines, the rest is red. Quite unusual for Alto Adige. Most winegrowers focus on the production of fruity, light red wines, usually made for the German market. However, white appears to be an excellent choice with a view to the future. The mountain slopes are very suitable for making white wines. Wood aging is rarely used here. And if the wine is already on wood, then it is usually very old large barrels that give off almost no wood flavor. The harvest here often lasts until November. Many wine lovers are charmed by the freshness and elegance of Tiefenbrunner's wines. The domain succeeds in giving each wine its own character, bottled together with a touch of fresh mountain air.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Trentino
Appellation Alto Adige
Winery Tiefenbrunner
Grape Lagrein
Biological Yes
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 92
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Voor alledag
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