St. Michael-Eppan

Chardonnay – 2020

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in cool and sunny sites in Appiano and Caldaro.

  • Altitude: 400 – 500 meters
  • Exposure: Southeast to Southwest
  • Soils: Limestone gravel and moraine debris
  • Vine Training systems: Pergola and Guyot
  • Vine age: 6 – 31 years
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested in mid-September
  • Manual berry selection
  • Fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks
  • Yield: 70 ha/ha
Winemaker's Notes

In 1982 Charonnay was vinified as a varietal wine for the first time in South Tyrol at St. Michael-Eppan. In the glass, glints of green highlight bright yellow. The fruity aromas of melon, banana and ripe apple lead to a juicy freshness on the palate. A long-lasting, persistent finish invites the next sip.

Wine Summary

100% Chardonnay; alcohol: 13.5%; grown in limestone gravel and moraine debris soils; vineyards at 400 – 500 meters in Appiano and Caldaro; hand harvested in mid-September; manual berry selection; fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Technical Information
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l
  • pH: 3.33
  • Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/l

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