Tiefenbrunner sits high up in the Italian Alps in the small wine region of Alto Adige near the border of Switzerland. But though the region is tiny, its reputation spreads wide, from Decanter’s feature as one of the top food friendly regions in the world to Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate’s consistent heaps of praise, with Tiefenbrunner a frequent 94+ point recipient for their $100 single-vineyard wines.
In the 2019 vintage, winemaker Cristof Tiefenbrunner crafted a gorgeous Pinot Grigio in the steep hillsides in the shadow of the oft snow-capped Dolomites. It hits with bright citrus notes infused with mouth watering aromas of white flowers, pear, and saline minerality. As the weather continues to improve little by little, you’ll want a couple of bottles of this delicious Pinot Grigio chilled at the ready.
Oh yeah, if scores are your thing, it also has 91pts and an Editor’s Choice designate from Wine Enthusiast. All of this for an under $20 bottle of Italian white wine more than worthy of its place on 3-starred Michelin wine lists.
91 Points (Editors’ Choice), Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of honeysuckle, green apple and honeydew melon follow through to the juicy palate, along with a note of white peach. Tangy acidity lifts the rich flavors.