Producer: Tiefenbrunner

Grape: Pinot Bianco

Pronunciation: ‘Pin-ot Bee-an-ko’

Region: Alto Adige

Zone: DOC Sudtirol (or) Alto Adige

Producer Info:

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.

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.

Tasting note: This is an elegant Pinot Bianco with a light medium-lemon color. The wine offers aromas of white flowers, lemon-lime citrus, and hints of green apples and pears. On the palate, the wine's subtle, creamy texture is countered by refreshing acidity and minerality.

Growing System: Pergola and Single-Guyot

Soil Composition: Calcareous, Silty Sandy-Loam and Gravel

Production: fermented in stainless steel, this wine is aged briefly on the lees to add richness to the final wine.

Alcohol (%): 13%

Wine Review:

"The 2013 Pinot Bianco is one of the better wines in Tiefenbrunner's entry-level range. White peach, flowers and mint add nuance on the fresh finish. Drink this crisp, perfumed Pinot Bianco over the next year." 82pts - Wntonio Galloni