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St. Michael Eppan Chardonnay Sanct Valentin 2020

This is one of the most popular grape varieties in the world, and it is one of st Michael Eppan's favorites. This chardonnay has been in Sanct Valentin's top line since 1986. Grown only in selected microzones of Appiano, the resulting grapes are excellent and produce a high-quality and powerful, yet elegant wine. Excellent balance, well-integrated acidity and great aging potential are the core characteristics of this top wine. The wine is straw yellow in color with a light green sheen. In the nose, it has fruity aromas of ripe fruit and notes of smoky vanilla. On the palate, it is powerful, mineral and unforgettable.
The grapes grow at 450 to 550m altitude from premium selected vineyards in Eppan, facing southeast and southwest. The terroir consists of sandy limestone gravel. Manual harvesting of the chardonnay grapes takes place in mid-September.Fermentation, malolactic fermentation and development on lees in barrique tonneaux. Assembly takes place after nearly a year, followed by minimaal eight months of further aging in steel tanks.
  • About St. Michael Eppan

    The Cantina St. Michael-Eppan cooperative will be one hundred and fourteen years old in 2021 and is a benchmark for any wine lover. The Cantina has made a crucial contribution in achieving the high status of Alto Adige wines over the last 20 years. Winemaker Hans Terzer is the 'kellermeister' with unparalleled technical skills, who for 40 years has been translating intuition and knowledge of the hinterland into a range of wines that combines unparalleled quality with character. Awarded for 32 years with 'tre bicchieri' in the Italian wine guide: Gambero Rosso.

    The wines of St. Michael-Eppan are divided into three lines: Classico, Selezione and Sanct Valentin. White wines make up 70% of production and the remaining 30% are reds. Among red wines, the local grape schiava occupies the most important place, alongside pinot noir, lagrein, merlot and cabernet-sauvignon. Among white wines, weissburgunder plays an important role, alongside sauvignon-blanc, gewürztraminer, chardonnay and pinot grigio. All wines are characterized by great freshness, in which the pure, cool mountain climate of South Tyrol (that's how the Alto Adige region is popularly called) can be tasted. Winemaker Hans Terzer has been particularly successful in giving all individual wines their own identity.

    St. Michael-Eppan has not only been listed in the Gambero Rosso with "Tre Bichierri" for 32 years in a row. They may also call themselves Premio CANTINA COOPERATIVA DELL'ANNO 2021.

    The estate is in the top 10 best winemakers in Italy. Not for nothing do 70% of the wines stay in Italy! The remaining 30% go all over the world.

    • Druif

      Chardonnay

    • Jaartal

      2018

    • Herkomst

      DOC Alto Adige

    • Lekker bij

      Zeevruchten, ravioli, kreeften risoto, romige kazen

    • Smaakprofiel

      Als een elegante houtgerijpte Chardonnay

    • Productiemethode

      Conventioneel

    • Inhoud

      14% - 0,75L

    • Prijzen

      Vivino: 4,2 / Falstaff: 94 P / James Suckling: 93 P / Robert Parker: 92 P