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

YEARS OF AGING POTENTIAL

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2018

vintage description

 Mild temperatures in April led to early bud break. Favourable weather conditions in May further accelerated the development of the vegetation but a dry period in June slowed down shoot and grape growth. After a humid July, a warm August followed with many hours of sunshine. After several rainy days at the beginning of harvest, the autumn weather developed favourably with considerable fluctuations in temperature. The grapes profited from a long phase of vegetative growth and were in good health, though berry size was somewhat smaller than average. The white wines are very well balanced, with beautiful fruit, fine acidity and juicy freshness. Charming elegance and pleasant tannin structure characterize the red wines.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • grapes: Pinot Gris
  • yield: 50 hl/ha
  • altitude: 400 – 5000 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. 60,000, 500 magnums and a few other large format

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

3.1 g/l

total acidity

5.5 g/l

ABV

14.5 % vol

aging potential

7 – 10 years

bottle sizes

0.75 l / 1.50 l / 3 l / 5 l

MOST RECENT AWARDS
Riconoscimento Annata Punteggio

Selection

Classics