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Tiefenbrunner

The winery "Tiefenbrunner - Schlosskellerei Turmhof" is located in the municipality Kurtatsch (Cortaccia) in the South Tyrolean lowlands (province of Bolzano) in the Italian wine-growing area South-Tirol (Region Trentino-Alto Adige ). The origins of the traditional company date back to 1225, when a “Gut Linticlar” was mentioned in a document. It had been owned by several families since 1675, until it finally got its current name through marriage. In 1848, he started working as a commercial winery and buying grapes from contract winemakers. With the opening of a Buschenschankes Bottling was also introduced in 1968. It is worth noting that, since 1910, renewable energy supply has been carried out exclusively by our own hydropower plant. The business is run by Hilde and Herbert Tiefenbrunner with son Christof and daughter-in-law Sabine. Stephan Rohregger is the oenologist.

The vineyards cover 25 hectares of vineyards that range from 220 to 1,000 meters above sea level. In addition, grapes are purchased from local winegrowers with a total of 45 hectares of vineyards. The white varieties Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau and Goldmuskateller, as well as the red varieties Vernatsch, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lagrein, Pinot Noir and Rose Muscat are processed. When setting up new vineyards, the location and grape variety are optimally coordinated. At the pruning will after the Simonit & Sirch method worked that enables controlled growth. If the weather conditions allow it, it will become more natural plant protection practiced.

The wines are produced in the Classic (traditional expansion), Turmhof (selected slope) and Linticlarus (grapes of the best locations / quality) product lines. The grapes (red and white) are always rubbed and fermented in stainless steel at low temperatures in a controlled manner. The Linticlarus line is fermented 100% in barriques. Depending on the type of wine and quality line, the young wines are stored in stainless steel or wooden barrels until they are optimally mature. Full-bodied red wines and some white wines are aged in barriques for 9 to 12 months. The Linticlarus wines mature in the bottle for up to a year before being marketed. Premium products include DOC wines South Tyrol Chardonnay Turmhof (55-60 hl / ha), Sauvignon Blanc Kirchleiten (45-55 hl / ha) and Lagrein Riserva Linticlarus (30-50 hl / ha). The average annual production is 750,000 bottles, of which around 80% are white wines. Exports are made to the Netherlands, Germany and Russia, as well as overseas to the USA and Australia. The company is a member of the "South Tyrolean Wine Consortium" association.

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