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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2005
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2005
(search item no. 88000)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $13.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"It is hard to find a better Pinot Grigio than this 2005 Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT. Fermented and aged in stainless steel for four months, it offers a fragrant perfume of candied citrus, orange rind, and lemon butter, medium body, lovely freshness as well as purity, and a surprisingly persistent finish."-- Robert Parker
 
Made from 100% Pinot Grigio fermented in stainless steel. The wine is released in the spring following harvest. Intense in color with subtle copper highlights. It has a fruity perfume that is especially reminiscent of pear. Fresh fruit comes through on the palate. Light and refreshing with balanced acidity.
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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 Südtyroler 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.