Wine description: Luminous pale yellow in color Luminous pale yellow in color, this wine shows well-balanced apple, banana and vanilla notes. Full of character, it is well-structured and pleasantly salty on the tongue. Partial aging in small oak barrels lends this wine structure and elegance. It is well suited to cellar aging.
Serving suggestion: This white wine makes a good companion to all sorts of appetizers, seafood, poultry, pork or veal.
Grape varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard lacation: vineyards in Kurtatsch
Soil composition: sandy alluvial moraine soil
Growing system: guyot and pergola; - 7,000 - 3,500 vines / hectare
Yield: 60 - 70 hl / hectare
Age of wines: till 20 years
Vinification: fermentation in stainless steel tanks between 20 - 21°C.; 10% of the wine was fermented and aged in barriques the rest was aged for 5 months on the fine lees in the tank.
Receptacles: stainless steel and 10% barrique
Alcohol content: 13,5% by vol.
yr. 2012 Vinum Wine Magazine:
14 of 20 Points.
"Vinum Wine Magazine" has rated the wine "Tiefenbrunner Turmhof Chardonnay Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2012 on 01.02.2014 with 14 of 20 points.
yr. 2008 Wine Spectator:
90 of 100 Points.
"Wine Spectator" has rated the wine "Tiefenbrunner Turmhof Chardonnay Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2008 on 31.08.2009 with 90 of 100 points.
yr. 1993 Wine Spectator:
85 of 100 Points.
"Wine Spectator" has rated the wine "Tiefenbrunner Turmhof Chardonnay Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 1993 on 31.01.1995 with 85 of 100 points.
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