St. Michael-Eppan

Riesling – 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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Age:  5 to 20 years
  • Yield:  60 hl/ha
Harvest Notes
  • 2015:  Mid-September; harvest and selection of grapes by hand
  • Vinification:  Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by development on the lees for another five months
Winemaker's Notes
  • Color:  Yellow-green
  • Nose:  Intense aromas of white peach and apricot
  • Taste:  Elegant, balanced, mineral
  • Pairing Recommendation:  This all-rounder pairs nicely with light fish dishes, Asian cuisine and vegetable dishes.  In spring, it is lovely with asparagus salad and a ham roll filled with Bozner sauce.  It is also lovely with goats cheese.
  • Storage/Potential:  4 to 6 years
Wine Summary
  • Made from Riesling (100%) grapes.
  • Grown on sparse soils of volcanic origin (porphyry).
  • Vine age – planted 1996-2011.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks for five months.
Technical Information
  • Variety:  Riesling
  • Alcohol Content:  13.5%
  • Residual Sugar:  6.3 g/L
  • Acidity:  6.5 g/L

Reviews

90 Points

Tangy and lip-smaking, with tropical notes of passion fruit and guava layered with stone-tinged minerality,  pink grapefruit zest and a spicy underpinning that lingers on the racy finish.

Wine Spectator, October, 2016

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