St. Michael-Eppan

Chardonnay – 2019

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 at end of September
  • Individual selection of berries by hand
  • Fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks
  • Yield: 70 ha/ha
Winemaker's Notes

Bright yellow color with glints of green. Fruity aromas of ripe apple, melon and banana on the nose.  Fresh and juicy with a persistent finish.

Pair with porcini carpaccio as a starter, “pasta fredda” the Italian pasta salad, and light cuisine.

Wine Summary

100% Chardonnay; alcohol: 13.5%; soils: limestone gravel and moraine debris; vineyards at 400 – 500 meters in Appiano and Caldaro; hand harvested in late 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: 3.47
  • 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