2022 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Merus

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Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Trentino
Appellation Alto Adige
Winery Tiefenbrunner
Vintage 2022
Grape Muller Thurgau
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2027
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The Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio is a delicious white wine from the Alto Adige (South Tyrol) where the most beautiful Pinot Grigios come from. In the glass the wine is bright golden yellow. In the nose the wine is fresh with pleasant apple, pear, white flowers, peach and apricot. In the mouth, this pinot grigio is fresh and elegant, pure, light-footed and pleasant, a touch of apricot and peach, nice acidity and some fine bitters. A delicious glass of wine to enjoy stand-alone, but an excellent accompaniment to white meat, light dishes, salads. Like the other white wines made from grapes that have been harvested especially early to preserve freshness. This creates a wine that does have the exotic fruit of a pinot gris, but also the fresh acidity of a wine that is made not to drop out after the first glass because of its heavy and alcoholic character.

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.

Vineyard for 2022 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Merus

The house Tiefenbrunner, with its historic half-timbering, breathes the typical friendly 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 the way back stop here for a glass of wine. That is definitely worth it at Tiefenbrunner. There is a wide range of interesting wines here, from fresh white to strong red. All wines are dedicated to quality and to making a wine that is typical of the grape and vineyard. It is especially Christophe Tiefenbrunner, who started in 1991, who has modernized the vineyards and perfected winemaking. He has already removed some of the pergolas from the vineyards. These beautiful grape arbors are very typical of the region, but they have the drawback 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 the quality. In addition, the yields have decreased considerably. Due to all measures, total production has decreased from one million bottles to around 600,000 annually. The wines come from 20 hectares of own vineyards and from grapes of several tens of hectares from other producers. The production here consists for 70% of white wines, the rest is red. Rather unusual for Alto Adige. Most vintners emphasize the production of fruity, light red wines, usually made for the German market. However, white turns out to be an excellent choice with an eye to the future. The mountain slopes are very suitable for making white wines, where maturation is rarely used. And if the wine is already on wood, it usually concerns very old large barrels, which give off almost no wood flavor. The harvest here often lasts until November. Many wine lovers love the freshness and elegance of Tiefenbrunner's wines. The domain manages to give each wine its own character, bottled together with a touch of fresh mountain air.

Just a few decades ago, Alto Adige was the scene of serious political tensions, complete with underground terror organizations. The protests turned against the transfer of this area from Austria to Italy at the end of World War II. The beautiful mountain landscape was suddenly renamed Südtitol in Alto Adige. For many of the German-speaking inhabitants, an event that one could not get used to quickly. Some of the people in this region still speak German, although this mainly concerns representatives of the older generations. As a compromise, Alto Adige has acquired an autonomous status, with German being equated with Italian. Traffic and place name signs in this region are therefore consistently bilingual. It gives this region an almost Alsace-like appearance. The wines are also similar to Alsace. Just like in this French wine region, people tend to make many different wines from all separate grape varieties. In addition, some of these grape varieties are exactly the same. Pinot Bianco (Pinot Blanc) and Pinot Grigio (Pinot Gris) among others, as well as the (Gewürz) traminer. Alto Adige has added popular varieties such as Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The local Lagrein is very popular for the red wines, in addition to grapes of foreign origin such as Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon. The blue grapes are mainly planted in warmer, lower-lying vineyards, oriented to the south and southwest. The accent during planting is still on blue, although the cool mountain climate is very suitable for white grapes. That climate also explains the difference in style with the wines from Alsace. Those from Alto Adige are usually a bit fresher and finer. The high location of the vineyards, between 250 and 1000 meters, guarantees this style. The vineyards are mainly located on the southern slopes of the valleys of the Etsch (Adige) and the Eisack (Isarco). They are in the shop with the DOC Südtiroler / Alto Adige, in combination with the name of the grape variety.

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Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Trentino
Appellation Alto Adige
Winery Tiefenbrunner
Grape Muller Thurgau
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2022
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2027
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Spicy, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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