St. Michael-Eppan

Sanct Valentin Sauvignon – 2015

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.


91 Points

The 2015 Alto Adige Sauvignon Sanct Valentin shows a level of intensity and clarity that represents the best side of this classic vintage. The bouquet is super fresh and fragrant and is an absolute pleasure to drink, sip after sip. The wine doesn’t pretend to offer infinite complexity, but that is not the point. Instead, it promises a glitch-free expression of this fragrant grape from the cool climate of Northern Italy. San Michele Appiano is often listed by its German name St. Michael-Eppan. Of the excellent wines presented here, a special call-out goes to the fabulous 2010 and 2011 vintages of the Alto Adige Appius blend of white grapes. These are two true works of art from the far north of Italy.

© Wine Advocate, August, 2016
90 Points

A creamy white, with a minerally underpinning and an aromatic mix of ripe white peach, Thai basil, honeydew melon and ground ginger flavors.  Finely knit and fresh, this light- to medium-bodied version features a lasting finish of orchard blossom and spice.  Drink now through 2021.

Wine Spectator, September, 2016
95 Points

Enticing intense aromas including exotic fruit, fragrant white wild flower, cut grass and Alpine herb offer an intriguing introduction to this stunning wine.  One of Italy’s most iconic bottlings, it has an inviting full-bodied palate, delivering layers of ripe pineapple, juicy white grapefruit and energizing mineral notes.  Mouthwatering acidity closes the long lingering finish.

Wine Enthusiast, March, 2017