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Istituto Agrario di San Michele all'Adige
Müller Thurgau Trentino DOC
Trentino

The Müller Thurgau grape is widely known to be a Riesling- Sylvaner hybrid. It was named for its breeder, Dr. Hermann Müller-Thurgau, who created it in the late 1800s. Regardless of its beginnings, this ­white-wine grape is now the most widely cultivated grape in Germany’s Mosel Regiona and Italy’s Trentino and Alto Adige.


Owner: Province of Trento
Website: www.iasma.it
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Müller Thurgau

Vineyard Location: Maeso Togn and Telve
Orientation: South
Elevation: 2,300 ft
Trellising: Vertical -trellised with guyot training
Vines/Acre: 5,600/Ha
Soil: Maso Togn: morainic deposit with marly-calcareous texture, good organic matter/ Telve: pebbly, sandy

Vinification
Harvest is done by hand towards the end of ­September; cold maceration of the crushed grapes for a few hours, slow ­fermentation at 57°F in stainless steel tanks

Aging Process
6 months in stainless steel, two months in the bottle

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw yellow with greenish highlights
Bouquet: Slightly aromatic nose with overtones of flowers and fruit, like passion fruit, together with a balsamic note of thyme
Flavor: On the palate it is elegant, soft, with a creamy texture and a persistent finish
Pairings: Pairs well with grilled or broiled fish, all ­seafood dishes, pasta or risotto with seafood

Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Serving Temperature: 50°F
Production: 22,000 bts