St. Michael-Eppan

Chardonnay – 2018

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

Chardonnay Chardonnay Planted 1985 – 2010 Limestone gravel & moraine debris

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Vineyards at 400 – 500 meters in Eppan and Kaltern
  • Soils: Limestone gravel and moraine debris
  • Training systems: Pergola and Guyot
  • Vine age: 5 – 30 years
  • Exposure: Southeast to Southwest
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested early – mid September
  • Fermented and partial malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Winemaker's Notes

Bright yellow color with glints of green. Fruity aromas of ripe apple, melon and banana. Fresh juicy and persistent.

The terrace wine for summer evenings. Pairs well with starters such as porcini carpaccio, light cuisine and “pasta fredda” – the Italian pasta salad.

Wine Summary

100% Chardonnay; alcohol: 13.5%; soils: limestone gravel and moraine debris; vineyards 400 – 500 meters in Eppan and Kaltern; hand harvested in early – mid September; fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Technical Information
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • TA: 5.5 g/L
  • Yield: 70 hl/ha

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