St. Michael-Eppan

Pinot Noir – 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 Noir Vine Age – 5 to 25 years Moraine debris & limestone gravel

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Pinot noir (Pinot Nero or Blauburgunder) is one of the most cherished and most demanding of all red wines. Pinot noir cannot grow everywhere, however, and is very demanding in terms of vineyard and vinification alike. Due to its delicate aroma and distinctive nature, it enjoys a great deal of importance. This Pinot noir develops to its full potential at the cool yet sunny vineyard sites of Eppan and Kaltern, yielding a structured wine with elegant fullness that is strikingly similar to the Burgundian paragons.

  • Age: 5 to 25 years
  • Sites: Vineyards in Eppan and Kaltern (400 to 550 m)
  • Exposure: South/southeast to southwest
  • Soil: Moraine debris and limestone gravel
  • Training System: Guyot
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest:  early to mid of September; harvest and selection of grapes by hand
  • Vinification:  Fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in large wood.
Winemaker's Notes
  • Color:  Garnet-red
  • Nose:  Aroma reminiscent of wild berried, raspberry and blackberry
  • Taste:  Compact, elegant, fruity-spicy
  • Serving Temperature:  14 to 16°
  • Pairing Recommendations:  Ideal pairings include lamb, goat kid, calf’s liver, braised meat and mature cheeses
  • Storage/Potential:  3  to 5 years
Wine Summary
  • Made from Pinot Noir grapes.
  • Vine age – 5 to 25 years.
  • Grown on soils of moraine debris & limestone gravel.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in large wood.
Technical Information
  • Variety: Pinot noir
  • Yield: 65 hl/ha
  • Alcohol Content: 13,5 %
  • Acidity: 5,3 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