St. Michael-Eppan

Pinot Grigio – 2021

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

Pinot Grigio, originating from Burgundy, loves not only the climate in South Tyrol, but also the soil conditions. It has found a second homeland here, and has become the most widely planted grape variety. Vineyards in Appiano and Caldaro, Alto Adige.

  • Altitude: 400 – 500 meters
  • Exposure: Southeast, Southwest
  • Soils: Calcareous, pebbly
  • Vine Training System: Guyot
  • Yield: 70 hl/ha
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested at end September with careful berry selection
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
  • Partial malolactic fermentation in tanks
Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw yellow with light green highlights. Pear and apple aromas continue onto the palate. Soft, refined and elegant with freshness and bright acidity, the finish lingers.

Sip on its own, or try with baked curd praline on tomato carpaccio.

Wine Summary

100% Pinot Grigio; alcohol: 13.5%; vineyards in Appiano and Caldaro municipalities, Alto Adige; altitude: 400 -500 meters; soils calcareous and pebbly; hand harvested with careful berry selection at end September; fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks; partial malolactic fermentation in tanks.

Technical Information
  • 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total Acidity: 5.6 g/l

Reviews

91 Points

Peaches, apricots, lemon curd, lychees and melons on the nose. Fruity and fresh with a medium body. Some delicious tropical-fruit character with a zesty finish. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, August, 2022

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