Alto Adige Müller Thurgau DOC GRAUN
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: 5,4 g/l
Residual sugar: 2,3 g/l
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.