The winery "Tiefenbrunner - Schlosskellerei Turmhof" is located in the municipality of Cortaccia in the South Tyrolean Unterland (province of Bolzano) in the Italian wine-growing area South-Tirol
(Region Trentino-Alto Adige
). The origin of the traditional business dates back to the year 1225, in which a "Gut Linticlar" was mentioned in a document. Since 1675 he was in the possession of several families, until he got by marriage the present name. In 1848 began the activity as a merchant winery and the purchase of grapes from contract growers. With the opening of a Buschenschankes
in 1968, a bottling was introduced. It is worth noting that since 1910 renewable energy has been supplied exclusively by its own hydroelectric power station. The company is run by Hilde and Herbert Tiefenbrunner with son Christof and daughter in law Sabine. The oenologist is Stephan Rohregger.
The vineyards cover 25 hectares of vineyards extending from 220 to 1,000 meters above sea level. In addition, grape is purchased from wine growers from the local area with a total of 45 hectares of vineyards. The white varieties Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau and Gold Muskateller, as well as the red varieties Vernatsch, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lagrein, Pinot Noir and Rosenmuskateller processed. When setting up new vineyards there is an optimal coordination of location and grape variety. At the pruning
will after the Simonit & Sirch method
worked, which allows a controlled growth. If the weather conditions permit, it becomes increasingly natural plant protection
The wines are produced in the product lines Classic (traditional expansion), Turmhof (selected slopes) and Linticlarus (grapes of the best locations / quality). The grapes (red and white) are generally beaten and fermented in controlled stainless steel at low temperatures. In the line Linticlarus the fermentation takes place 100% in barrique. Depending on the type of wine and the quality line, the young wines are stored in stainless steel or wooden barrels to the optimum maturity. Particularly full-bodied red wines and some white wines are aged 9 to 12 months in oak barrels. The Linticlarus wines ripen before being marketed for up to a year in the bottle. Premium products include DOC wines South Tyrol
Chardonnay Turmhof (55-60 hl / ha), Sauvignon Blanc Kirchleiten (45-55 hl / ha) and Lagrein Riserva Linticlarus (30-50 hl / ha). The average annual production is 750,000 bottles, of which about 80% are white wines. An export takes place to the Netherlands, Germany and Russia, as well as overseas to the USA and Australia. The company is a member of the Association "Consortium South Tyrolean Wine".