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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Bianco 2008
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Bianco 2008
(search item no. 99379)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This youthfully fresh wine makes an elegant impression. Clear, bright yellow in colour, its nose exhibits fine floral and fruit aromas: hints of apple and tropical fruit are prevalent in the bouquet. An agreeable, fresh acidity accompanies this mineral wine through its fine harmonious finish.
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About Tiefenbrunner:

Founded in 1848, the Tiefenbrunner Castel Turmhof Winery owes its name to the ancient castle that hosts the Tiefenbrunner family. The winery is located in Entiklar, a hamlet belonging to the town of Kurtatsch in the South Tyrolean province of Bozen, embedded in the Italian Alps.

Herbert Tiefenbrunner and his son, Christof, are expert winemakers: maintaining complete control over all operations, from the harvest through the winemaking process. The estate produces about 700,000 bottles per year, 70% of them contain zesty whites, the remaining 30% are elegant reds. Tiefenbrunner's vineyards are located along the S├╝dtyroler Weinstrasse, the Wine Route of South Tyrol, in one of the most beautiful wine growing areas in Alto Adige.

The vines are grown mostly on the mountain slopes around the Turmhof Castle, but some are also located in the flatter areas of the valley. The southward-facing slopes and their loamy, chalk rich soils represent the best environment for producing high quality wines. The Mediterranean climate, characterized by a moderate rainfall, and the cooling evening winds, allow for a substantial difference between day and night temperatures, providing the ideal conditions for perfect grape ripening.

The philosophy of the Tiefenbrunner family is to relentlessly improve the grape quality and to highlight the varietal character of each wine.