Unterebner

selection range

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.

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                  Unterebner delivers far and beyond your standard Pinot Grigio…. It boasts more complexity than you might expect!

Robert Parker, March 2015

VINTAGE

MONTHS OF MATURATION

AGING POTENTIAL IN YEARS

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2020

vintage description

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.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • 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

winemaking

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
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.

tasting notes

golden yellow

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

serving temperature

12-14° C

residual sugar

1.2 g/l

total acidity

5.8 g/l

ABV

14 % vol

aging potential

7 – 10 years

bottle sizes

0.75 l /3 l / 5 l

MOST RECENT AWARDS
Award Date Year Score
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2022 2020 Silver
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2021 2019 Silver
VINOUS-ANTONIO GALLONI 2018 2016 94 points
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2018 2016 Silver
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2022 2020 93 punti

Selection

Classics