Tiefenbrunner Merus Gewürztraminer 2021

This most ancient grape of the region is treated to some careful vinification that preserves its true varietal character. Grown on hillsides surrounding the villages of Entiklar and Kurtatsch, not far from the winery itself, the Gewürztraminer is allowed to get perfectly ripe. Vinified in a combination of stainless steel tanks and cement vats, the wine is matured on the fine lees for extra depth of character. The stainless steel preserves freshness while the cement allows the wine to breathe naturally. The final blend is a classic example of this variety.

Wine Production

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

Tasting Notes

Medium lemon in color with golden hues, this wine has aromas of stone fruits like peaches and apricots complemented by notes of honey, rose petals, candied fruits, cloves, and allspice. This is a fuller-bodied white with a long finish.

Food Pairing

This wine is particularly well suited to pair with the cuisines of Southeast Asia, as well as lobster and other shellfish, and even foie gras.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Alto Adige DOC
Vineyard size
25 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous, Silt, Sand, and Clay-Loam
Training method
Pergola/Arbor-trained Guyot
Elevation
853-1,541 feet
Vines/acre
1,400-2,800
Average Vine Age
15
Yield/acre
3.6 tons
Exposure
Southeastern / Southern
Year vineyard planted
1982 and later
Harvest time
Mid of September
First vintage of this wine
1968
Bottles produced of this wine
69,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Gewürztraminer
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-15 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
14 %
pH level
3.62
Residual sugar
4.6 g/L
Acidity
5.4 g/L
Dry extract
23.3 g/L

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