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St. Michael Eppan Comtess Passito 2019 - Half 0.375L

Passito is the Italian term for wines made from grapes that have been dried in the open air of the vineyard and provides a late harvest where the grapes remain on the vine until the end of the year and become almost raisins. Since 1989, the elegant Passito Comtess has been cherished for its intense fruit, honey notes and soft and creamy body. The taste is awakened by a touch of freshness given by a pronounced acidity. The youthful, fresh flavors become increasingly complex with proper bottle aging. This gradually develops into muted notes of honey.
Comtess Passito is made from Gewurztraminer sourced from vineyards at the foot of Valentin Castle (600m) and Pinzano / Montagna (330m) lying southeast. The soil here consists of limestone gravel. This Guyot Vine has an age of 20 years. The grapes are harvested in mid-December.The currants and raisins are pressed, fermented partly in stainless steel tanks and partly in small wood and then aged. The storage potential of this wine is at least 20 years.
  • 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

      Gewürztraminer

    • Jaartal

      2019

    • Herkomst

      Alto Adige, Italië

    • Lekker bij

      Blauwe kaas, appel beignets, vanille-ijs en Peach Melba

    • Smaakprofiel

      Edelzoet, harmonieus en elegant

    • Productiemethode

      Conventioneel

    • Inhoud

      11.5 % - 0.375 L