St. Michael-Eppan

Sauvignon Lahn – 2017

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

Sauvignon Blanc Vine age 10-25 years Limestone gravel

 

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

The striking grape variety, which has a strong aroma, has been increasingly cultivated in the Überetsch area since the 1980s.  The stony limestone gravel and cool fall winds at the foot of the Mendel Massif produce a lively and expressive Sauvignon from the Lahn Vineyards.  With refreshing acidity, delicate minerality, the Lahn Sauvignon really makes a splash as a trendy white.

  • Age of vines – 10 to 25 years
  • Site – Vineyards in Eppan/Berg
  • Exposure – Southeast
  • Soil – Limestone gravel
  • Training System – Guyot
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest – Early to end-September to early October, harvest and selection of grapes by hand
  • Vinification:  Fermentation and development on the lees in stainless-steel tanks until the end of February
  • Yield – 60 hl/ha
Winemaker's Notes

The asparagus wine in South Tyrol also pairs nicely with light Asian cuisine such as sushi or Thai chicken skewers with peanut sauce (satay) in addition to Alpine delicacies such as quail breast with chantrelle mushroom tartare.

  • Color – Bright with a slightly green shimmer
  • Nose – Aromas of pineapple, elderberry, gooseberry and honey
  • Mouth – Mineral, refreshing and balanced
Wine Summary
  • Made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
  • Vine age – 10 to 25 years
  • Grown on soils of limestone gravel.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Technical Information
  • Varietal – Sauvignon
  • Alcohol – 13.5%
  • Acidity – 5.7 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