Tiefenbrunner Merus Chardonnay 2021

The wines from this historic, family-owned estate are some of the best expressions of the Alto Adige region. This Alto Adige classic is made from 100% estate-grown Chardonnay, which is vinified in stainless steel tanks to preserve all of its fresh and fruit-forward aromas.

Wine Production

Temperature-controlled fermentation at 64.5-68 °F in steel tanks is followed by a four-month aging on the fine lees in concrete vats prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes

Pale lemon in color, this wine has aromas of citrus fruits and fresh pears, which give way to subtle herbal and almond notes. On the palate, this youthful wine is pure and clean with crisp acidity and a lingering finish.

Food Pairing

Fresh citrus flavors and bright acidity make this wine a refreshing counterpoint to creamy risotto or rich, buttery sablefish.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Alto Adige DOC
Vineyard size
10 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous, Silt, Sand, Gravel, and Clay-Loam
Training method
Pergola/Arbor-trained Guyot
Elevation
688-1,312 feet
Vines/acre
1,400-2,800
Average Vine Age
18
Yield/acre
4.4 tons
Exposure
Eastern / Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1981
Harvest time
Beginning to middle of September
First vintage of this wine
1983
Bottles produced of this wine
36,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Chardonnay
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
6-14 days
Fermentation temperature
65-68 °F
Fining agent
Vegan
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks and Cement vats
Length of bottle aging
1 month
Size of aging container
25 to 300 hl
Length of aging before bottling
4 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.45
Residual sugar
1.9 g/L
Acidity
6 g/L
Dry extract
23.4 g/L

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