St. Michael-Eppan

Pinot Bianco Schulthauser – 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 – 10 to 40 years Limestone gravel with clay

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Pinot Blanc, South Tyrol’s most important grape variety, has awakened from its slumber and has evolved a calling-card for the region, Schulthauser, having been vinified and bottle for the first time in 1982, is the consummate South Tyrolean Pinot Blanc.  This wine isn’t ostentatious, but is the consummate fresh-and-fruity Pinot Blanc, the enjoyment of which is found both in its creamy softness and its lively acidity.

  • Sites:  Vineyards in Schulthaus, above Moos Castle, in Appiano/Monte (540 to 620m)
  • Exposure:  Southeast
  • Soil:  Limestone gravel with clay
  • Training System:  Pergola and Guyot
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest:  Mid to end of September
  • Harvest and Selection of grapes by hand
  • 85% fermented in stainless-steel tanks, the remainder in oak barrels, followed by malolactic fermentation
  • The two wines are combined in February
Winemaker's Notes
  • Color – straw yellow with a green shimmer
  • Nose – clean fruity notes of apple, apricot and pear
  • Taste – lively and balanced with a fruit-incised creaminess

Pairing Recommendations-

A premium aperitif and summer wine, it is also quite versatile when it comes to food pairing.  It goes well not only with seafood and fish but also with delicate dishes made with wild fowl.  It is especially recommended as an accompaniment to South Tyrolean Schlutzkrapfen.

Storage Potential – 4-5 years

Wine Summary
  • Made from Pinot Bianco grapes.
  • Vine age- 10 to 40 years.
  • Grown on soils of limestone gravel with clay.
  • Fermented in 85% stainless steel tanks, 15% oak barrels.
Technical Information
  • Varietal – Pinot Blanc
  • Alcohol Content – 14.0%
  • Acidity – 5.7 g/l

Reviews

91 Points

Floral and pretty with lilac and cooked-pear character.  Hints of honey.  Medium body.  Crisp finish.  Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, June, 2019

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