Alto Adige Müller Thurgau DOC GRAUN

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Müller Thurgau (a cross between Riesling and Madeleine Royal, 1882, in Geisenheim) was introduced into South Tyrol in the first decades of the twentieth century. Müller Thurgau is an extremely hardy and cold-resistant variety, which can be optimally adapted to the irregular Alpine frost periods that occur during the vegetation phase. In the Graun district of Kurtatsch, which at an elevation of 800 meters represents the upper limit for South Tyrolean vines, Müller Thurgau develops a remarkable mineral subtlety under weather conditions that are sometimes extreme. A marked day / night temperature differential at the end of the ripening period is crucial to ensuring that the grapes take on intense floral and fruity aromas. Maturation in stainless steel tanks preserves an acidity as crisp as peppermint. The aroma bouquet is reminiscent of mountain herbs, forgotten varieties of pears, yellow plums and lilacs. The finish is like slowly returning to the valley from a great height: the delicately sweet fruit glaze (apricots, white peaches, summer apples) carries a playful touch of the Mediterranean.

Volume: 13,0 % by vol.

Grape variety: Müller Thurgau

Production zone: 800-900 m.a.s.l., Kurtatsch – Graun

Soil: Sandy, clayey gravel

Yield per hectare: 8000 kg

Color: Light straw yellow

Vinification: Temperature-constricted fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, with subsequent development on the lees

Storage potential: 2 - 4 years

Total acidity:  5,6 g/l

Residual sugar: 1,9 g/l

Territiorio Muller Thurgau Graun
GRAUN 800 - 900 m

The hamlet of Graun, situated at 800 to 900 meters above sea level, has one of South Tyrol's highest-altitude winegrowing sites. Day-to-night temperature differences of up to 15 °C  are the rule during the pre-harvest period. The cold-resistant Müller Thurgau loves these extreme weather conditions. At this altitude and on sandy gravel with some clay content, Müller Thurgau develops very intense floral and fruit flavors accompanied by robust, omnipresent acidity.

Müller Thurgau Graun DOC 2017
17.5 points
Vinum CHAD-Guide Müller Thurgau 2017
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91/100 points
Luca Maroni 2019
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Müller Thurgau Graun DOC 2016
final - 2 red glasses
Gambero Rosso 2017
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gold medal
Müller Thurgau Competition in Cembra 2018
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Müller Thurgau Graun DOC 2015
excellent
Wein-Plus.eu 2017
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silver medal
IWSC 2017
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final - 2 red glasses
Gambero Rosso 2017
Müller Thurgau Graun DOC 2014
2 glasses
Gambero Rosso 2016

89/100 points
Luca Maroni 2016

16,5 points
Vinum

90 points - silber medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
Müller Thurgau Graun DOC 2013
Final - 2 red glasses
Gambero Rosso 2015

Wine of the year
47th Edition "Unterlandler Weinkosttage"
Müller Thurgau Graun DOC 2012
86+/100 points - best Müller Thurgau from Alto Adige
Enogea 2013

87/100 points
Fastaff 2013
Müller Thurgau Graun DOC 2010
Final - 2 red glasses
Gambero Rosso 2012