St. Michael-Eppan

Pinot Noir – 2019

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

Vineyards in cool but sunny sites near Appiano and Caldaro, at the doorstep of the Dolomites.

  • Altitude: 400 – 550 meters
  • Exposure: South/Southeast to Southwest
  • Soils: Moraine debris and limestone gravel
  • Vine Age: 5 to 25 years
  • Vine Training System: Guyot
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested from middle to late September
  • Individual selection of berries by hand
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • Malolactic fermentation and aging in large oak barriques
  • Yield: 65 hl/ha
Winemaker's Notes

Cool and sunny vineyards allow this distinctive Pinot Noir to develop to its full potential. Garnet red in the glass. The delicate aromas are reminiscent of wild berries, raspberry and blackberry. Elegant, compact and spicy-fruity. A structured wine with elegant fullness, similar to Burgundies.

Pair with calf’s liver, lamb, goat kid, braised meats and mature cheeses.

Wine Summary

100% Pinot Noir; alcohol: 13.5%; grown in sunny, cool vineyards in Appiano and Caldaro; moraine debris and limestone gravel soils; hand harvested and manual selection of berries from mid- to late September; fermented in stainless steel tanks; malolactic fermentation and aging in large oak barriques.

Technical Information
  • 100% Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero or Blauburgunder) grapes
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total Acidity: 5.4 g/l
  • pH: 3.49
  • 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