St. Michael-Eppan

Pinot Bianco – 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

Pinot Bianco Vine age – 5 to 30 years Limestone gravel, some percentage of clay

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

It’s no wonder that Pinot blanc is the most widely planted white grape variety at St. Michael-Eppan. Cool night-time katabatic winds from the Mendel Massif and the slightly loamy limestone gravel soils provide the grape with optimal conditions for developing into a nicely balanced, fresh white wine – the crisp acidity of which whets the appetite for the next sip.

  • Age: 5 to 30 years
  • Sites: Vineyards in higher lying positions of the municipality of Eppan (approx. 480-650
    m)
  • Exposure: Southeast
  • Soil: Limestone gravel with some percentage of clay
  • Training System: Pergola and Guyot
  • Yield: 70 hl/ha

 

Harvest Notes
  • Harvest:  early to mid of September; harvest and selection of grapes by hand.
  • Vinification:  Fermentation and part of the malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Winemaker's Notes
  • Color:  Luminous yellow with glints of green
  • Nose:  Fruity aroma reminiscent of apple and pear
  • Taste:  Balanced, refined and pleasant
  • Serving Temperature:  8-10 degrees
  • Pairing Recommendations:  Flexible wine for meals and relaxing on the terrace; delicious with Mediterranean antipasti, fish, white meat, pasta and pizza. It also pairs nicely with mild cheeses and, for example, Profesen with a filling of Topfen cheese.
  • Storage/Potential:  2 to 3 years
Wine Summary
  • Made from Pinot Bianco grapes.
  • Vine age – 5 to 30 years.
  • Grown on soils of limestone gravel, some clay.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Technical Information
  • Variety: Pinot Blanc
  • Alcohol Content: 13,5 %
  • Acidity: 5,5 gr/lt

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