Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2009
Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Intense yellow in color with subtle copper highlights, this Pinot Grigio offers layered aromas of fresh pears, white flowers and candied citrus. Dry on the palate with a richness backed by crisp acidity and long finish, this versatile Pinot Grigio pairs perfectly with grilled fare, from fish and vegetables to veal and poultry.
"Tasted at the Alto-Adige tasting in London. The Pinot Grigio has a subtle bouquet with apple-blossom, tangerine, apricot and lemon curd all with very fine definition. Who knew a Pinot Grigio could be so complex on the nose? The palate is superb: great weight, waxy in texture, notes of Conference pear, honeysuckle, a touch of fresh ginger and dried apricot. Very persistent on the finish. Superb. Drink now-2015."
The Wine Advocate
Light & Crisp
Pasta > Vegetable, Pizza > Vegetable
Actually, 3.5+ stars. Color, this wine has a clean light nice color. Nose, I am picking some grassiness, apricot, green apple, lemon. It is very bright. Midpalate, clean, crisp, has little complexity, light. Finish, smooth, refreshing, clean, not really long but is ok, balanced. This is a decent and soled bottle of pinot grigio. I am 89+ on this effort. Bottled at 12.5%. Happy drinking!
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