Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio
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Light yellow to sandy-coloured in appearance, with an unobtrusive bouquet, and hints of pear and candied fruit. The strong harmonious structure emphasizes its dry full bodied taste and round finish.
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. Tiefenbrunner produces over 20 types of quality wines and each bottle receives the attentive care of expert winemakers and owners, Herbert Tiefenbrunner and his son, Christof.
Many international awards testify to the quality that results from their generations of experience, with the flagship of Tiefenbrunner being the Muller-Thurgau. The vines are grown mainly on the mountain slopes around the Turmhof Castle, with other vines located in the flatter areas of the valley. The primarily southward-facing slopes and their loamy, chalk-rich soils represent the best environment for producing high-quality wines. The Mediterranean climate, characterized by moderate rainfall and cooling evening winds, allows for a substantial difference between day and night temperatures, providing ideal conditions for the perfect ripening of the grapes.
Rich in extracts and potent in aroma, the grapes are turned into wines of unmistakable character.; at 3,280 feet above sea level, it is the highest vineyard in Europe. 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.