Consider: A Pinot Grigio with beauty and brains. No one-note citrus-heavy lightweight here. From fifth-generation northern Italian producer Tiefenbrunner, this is a classic wine with substance, structure, and style. Grapes come from the vineyards on the chalk-gravel hillside moraine of Kurtatsch and sandy alluvial plains of Margreid and Cortina. No wallflower, this Pinot Grigio is a round, creamy-textured rendition. Pergola and guyot-trained fruit was harvested from vines up to 35 years old. The wine fermented in stainless steel, followed by four months maturation on fine lees before bottling.
Sunny sand-yellow in colour, with an open bouquet of green herbs, ripe pear, and melon. Fine chalk, lemon, and quinine on the palate. The fruit exhibits a wonderful impression of ripeness throughout. A fragrant, mouthwatering, rich wine that maintains good poise.
“This is a textbook expression of Pinot Grigio with the exuberance and freshness of a balanced vintage. Citrus and dried grass define this 2018 Pinot Grigio, which sings loud and clear. Unscrew the cap, splash a little in the pan with lots of butter and shallots, and fry up your favourite fish to pair with the rest of the contents of this cheerful bottle. An ample 300,000 bottles were made. 2019-2022.”
88 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, July 2019