Our winemaker Hans Terzer unfolds his great artistry and experience with the Sanct Valentin premium line. Selecting only the most excellent grapes from the vineyards of the St. Michael-Eppan Winery, he creates elegant, intense and complex wines, characterised by their exquisite minerality, finest aromatic, and exceptional ageing properties.

Alto Adige DOC

Cabernet Merlot Riserva
Sanct Valentin

2017

Cabernet and Merlot are appreciated all over the world as varieties of the highest quality. Only very sunny vineyards in the winery’s catchment area have been chosen for production of the Sanct Valentin Cabernet Merlot. With an extremely low yield and dedicated vinification process. The Sanct Valentin Cabernet Merlot, produced since 2013, is an excellent red, a complex wine with soft tannins. It’s the only cuvée of the Sanct Valentin line.

at sight

Blackish red

to the nose

Cassis, mint, leather
and fine notes of cocoa

on the palate

Velvety, substantial, complex

Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) Cabernet Franc (10%), Merlot (40%)

Area of cultivation

Sites: Selected vineyards in Cortaccia, Caldaro, Missiano and Leitach (250-400m),
Exposure: South/southeast
Soil: Moraine debris and limestone gravel
Training System:  Guyot

 

Vine Age

15 to 22 years

Harvest

Merlot end of september and Cabernet mid october; harvest and selection of grapes by hand.

 

Vinification

20 days maceration, followed by 12 months of ageing in barrique-tonneaux.

Yield

45 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 14,5 %
Acidity: 5.1 gr/lt

Serving Temperature

16-18°C

Storage/Potential

10 years and more

Pairing Recommendations

strong meat dishes, aged cheeses

 

Awards

jamessuckling 89 P

I Vini di Veronelli 92 P

falstaff 91 P