Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio

Tasting Date: 9/7/2011

Varietal: Pinot Grigio

Country: Italy

Tasting Date Price: $12.79

Rating: WS 2008 87

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Vineyard Website: click here

Visual Aspect: Pale yellow in color with green reflections

Nose: Exotic fruit notes and a trace of meadow flowers.

Palate: Slightly spicy, well-structured and full in the mouth, it has a lingering finish on the palate.

Food Pairing: Goes well with all sorts of appetizers, fish dishes and South Tyrolean specialities even bacon and eggs.

Winery Notes:

Grape varieties: 100%Pinot Grigio

Vineyard location: Hillside vineyards in Kurtatsch (250 – 400 m a.s.l.) and sites in the plain of Margreid and Cortina (210 m a.s.l.)

Soil: Chalk gravel moraine soil in the hills of Kurtatsch, sandy alluvial soil in Margreid and Cortina

Growing system: Pergola and guyot; 3,500 – 7,000 vines / hectare

Age of vines: Up to 35 years

Vinification: Fermented at a constant temperature of 20 °C in stain-less steel tanks; maturation on the fine lees for 4 months until bottling

Barrels: Stainless steel tank and und concrete vat

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