St. Michael-Eppan

Gewürztraminer – 2013

Region: Italy - Alto Adige

St. Michael-Eppan

The innovative winery situated along the Wine Route, is considered one of the best wineries in South Tyrol and Italy. St. Michael Eppan Winery, with its 355 members, 350 hectares of vineyard and 2.5 million bottles sold every year, has become renowned worldwide. The “Sanct Valentin“ label alone is enough to thrill wine lovers and connoisseurs.

Grapes / Soils

Gewurztraminer Planted 1985 – 2005 Limestone gravel , some clay

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Grape Variety: Gewürztraminer.
  • Vine Age: 10 to 30 years
  • Area of Cultivation Sites: Single vineyards along the South Tyrolean Wine Road, from Kurtatsch to Tramin and Kaltern, and all the way to Eppan (300 – 500m; 984-1,640 ft).
  • Exposure: South-Southeast.
  • Soil: Limestone gravel with a slight amount of clay.
  • Training System: Guyot.
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest 2013: Beginning to the end of October; harvest and selection of grapes by hand.
  • Vinification: Fermentation and development in stainless-steel tanks.
Winemaker's Notes
  • Color: Straw yellow
  • Nose: Spicy aroma of cinnamon, cloves, rose and lychee
  • Taste: Fruity and spicy, aromatic, long finish
  • Pairing Recommendations: lovely as an aperitif and also pairs well with spicy and intense dishes such as chestnut ravioli with black truffle, shellfish and with Tyrolean Käseknödel (cheese dumplings).
Wine Summary
  • Made from Gewurztraminer grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1985-2005.
  • Grown on soils of limestone gravel, some clay.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in Stainless steel.
  • Aged for 6 months.
Technical Information
  • Production Yield: 65 hl/ha
  • Alcohol Content: 14 %
  • Residual Sugar: 5 gr/lt
  • Acidity: 4.5 gr/lt
  • Serving Temperature: 46-50 degrees F
  • Storage/Potential: 3 to 4 years

General Info

Country Italy
Region Alto Adige
Appellation(s) Alto Adige
Proprietors 350 growers
Founded 1907
Winemaker Hans Terzer
Annual Production 40,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable, organic, biodynamic