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.
yr. 2018 Raffaele Vecchione - WinesCritic.com:
94 of 100 Points.
"Raffaele Vecchione - WinesCritic.com" has rated the wine "Tiefenbrunner Turmhof Chardonnay Alto Adige" from the vintage 2018 on 01.06.2020 with 94 of 100 points.
Pale green to light yellow in colour, this wine is satisfying to the nose as well as in the mouth. Fruity and aromatic, with notes of wild herbs and fresh grass, as well as nutmeg, it is full-bodied well-structured, juicy and balanced in its finish.
Blue cheese bovine milk, Appearance: cylinder form covered in cocoa beans, Aroma: intense - chocolate, Flavour: toasted - leather, Consistency: very soft and creamy, Maturation: 2-3 months in the refining cell.
Soft cheese bovine milk, Appearance: Camembert refind with dried - groud pears, Aroma: roasted and fruity aromas, Flavour: lively, Consistency: creamy - soft, Maturation: 3 weeks in dried - ground pears
Soft cheese goat milk, Appearance: roll refined with flower petals - porcelain white, Aroma: floral - melissa, Flavour: hints of goat's milk, Consistency: very soft - rubbery, Maturation: 6 weeks, mountain flowers
Ruby red in color with a deep garnet sheen, this fruity wine has a fine cherry bouquet. Balanced and round in flavor, it shows plenty of structure and is well-proportioned, with an elegant, lingering finish.