St. Michael-Eppan

Lagrein – 2017

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

Lagrein Planted 1995 – 2010 Moraine debris & sandy alluvial soils

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

The Lagrein grape is native to South Tyrol and primarily grown there.  One thing that makes Lagrein special is that both red and rosé wines are produced from it.  The history of growing Lagrein in South Tyrol dates back to the fourteenth century.  Today it is one of South Tyrol’s top reds.  This Lagrein has a deep dark-red color, powerful body, and lovely spices.  In short, a red wine with class, which is unique in character and found only in South Tyrol.

  • Age of vines:  5 to 20 years
  • Sites:  Vineyards in Gries near Bolazno and Lake Kaltern
  • Exposure:  South/southeast
  • Soil:  Moraine debris and sandy alluvial soils
  • Training System:  50% Pergola, 50% Guyot
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest: Early October, harvest and selection of grapes by hand
  • Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Matured in large wood for at least eight months.
  • Yield: 65 hl/ha
Winemaker's Notes
  • Color: Blackish red
  • Nose: Fruity aromas reminiscent of cherries, violets and blackberries
  • Taste: Velvety, soft, spicy
  • Pairing Recommendations: Pairs well with hearty dishes such as lamb lights, roasts, wild game and mature cheeses.
  • Serving Temperature: 16 degrees
  • Storage Potential: 4 to 6 years
Wine Summary
  • Made from Lagrein grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1995-2010.
  • Grown on soils of Moraine debris & sandy alluvial.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in large wood.
  • Aged for at least eight months.
Technical Information
  • Variety: Lagrein
  • Alcohol Content: 14%
  • Acidity: 5.1 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