Unterebner Pinot grigio was launched in 1989 as a symbol of Cantina Tramin’s pursuit of excellence. It reveals the surprising finesse and elegance of this grape variety, with a decisive alpine twist, beyond any fashion and trends.
Unterebner delivers far and beyond your standard Pinot Grigio…. It boasts more complexity than you might expect!
Robert Parker, March 2015
MONTHS OF MATURATION
AGING POTENTIAL IN YEARS
Alto Adige DOC
A dry winter and an initially cold month of March were followed by above-average temperatures in spring, favouring early bud break and premature flowering. From mid-May to early June the weather was mostly rainy and wet. During the following ripening stage rainfall was evenly distributed and only a few hot days made for short periods of drought. Throughout the summer the nights were refreshingly cool. Harvest began in early September and until mid-October it was repeatedly interrupted by single days of rain, luckily followed by longer periods of sun. The white wines are crispy and fresh and have an intense olfactory appeal. Finesse and elegance characterise the red wines, which already hint at a great aging potential.
- grapes: Pinot Grigio
- yield: 50 hl/ha
- altitude: 400 – 600 m
- slope exposure: southeast 85 %, south 15 %
- harvest: mid-September
- soil: calciferous gravel with loam on porphyry bedrock
- age of vines: 10 – 30 years
- climate: extreme interplay between sunny days influenced by the Mediterranean climate and the cool
nights marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains
- bottles produced: ca. 20,000 bottles and a few other large formats
At harvest, the grapes are delivered in small bins and immediately gently pressed. The must ferments slowly at controlled temperatures (18-20°C), partly in oak barrels (30 – 40 hl), and partly in tonneaux, where malolactic fermentation also occurs. The wine is clarified through natural sedimentation of particles.
Maturation takes place in large oak barrels (30-40 hl) with a smaller part in tonneaux, always on the lees until the end of August. After bottling, the wine matures in the bottle for at least another 3 months. Total maturation period is thus at least 14 months.
fine, fresh and elegant notes of pear and hay, toasted bread with melted butter, spicy
notes of tobacco, vanilla and frankincense
full and rich, rounded and dense, with Alpine freshness, good juiciness, mineral, longlasting finish full of character
14 % vol
7 – 10 years
0.75 l /3 l / 5 l
MOST RECENT AWARDS
|JANCIS ROBINSON||2021||2019||17+ points|
|DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS||2021||2019||Silver|