St. Michael-Eppan

Pinot Bianco – 2020

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

Higher altitude vineyards in Appiano. Cool night-time katabatic winds from the Mendel Massif encourage crisp acidity with balance.

  • Altitude: 480– 650 meters
  • Exposure: Southeast
  • Soils: Slightly loamy limestone gravel with some clay
  • Vine Training Systems: Guyot and Pergola
  • Vine age: 6 – 31 years
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested from mid- to end September
  • Manual berry selection
  • Fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks
  • Yield: 70 hl/ha
Winemaker's Notes

Glints of green flash through luminous yellow. Fruity aromas of apple and pear in the nose. Crisp acidity and freshness create a refined, balanced finish.

Pair with mediterranean antipasti, fish, white meat, pasta and pizza. Beautiful with mild cheeses and, for example, Profesen with a Ricotta filling. A flexible meal partner and for relaxing on the terrace.

Wine Summary

100% Pinot Bianco; alcohol: 13.5%; vineyards 480 – 560 meters in higher positions of Appiano; vines 6 – 31 years old; slightly loamy limestone gravel soils with some clay; hand harvested from mid-to end September; manual berry selection; fermented and partial malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.

Technical Information
  • 100% Pinot Bianco (Pinot Blanc) grapes
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total Acidity: 5.55 g/l
  • pH: 3.29
  • 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