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

Chardonnay
Sanct Valentin

2019

This is one of the most popular grape varieties in the world, and it is one of the Winery’s favourites and this Chardonnay has been in Sanct Valentin’s top line since 1986. Grown only in selected microzones of Appiano, the resulting grapes are excellent and produce a high-quality and vigorous, yet elegant, wine. Excellent balance, well-integrated acidity and great ageing potential are the core characteristics of this  top range wine.

at sight

Straw yellow with a light green luster

to the nose

Fruity aroma of ripe fruit and notes of smoky vanilla

on the palate

Strong, mineral, unforgettable 

Variety

Chardonnay

Area of cultivation

Sites: Premium selected vineyards in the municipality of Eppan (450–550m)
Exposure: Southeast, southwest
Soil: Sandy limestone gravel (or calcareous gravel soils)
Training System: Guyot

Vine Age

10 to 32 years

Harvest

End of september to early october; harvest and selection of grapes by hand.

Vinification

Fermentation, malolactic fermentation and development on the lees in barrique-tonneaux. Assemblage takes place after almost a year, followed by at least eight months of further maturation in steel tanks.

Yield

45 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 14 %
Acidity: 5.35 gr/lt

Serving Temperature

10-12°C

Storage/Potential

10 years and more

Pairing Recommendations

Pairs well with hearty dishes like fritto misto (fried seafood), porcini-mushroom ravioli with cream sauce and risotto with Graukäse cheese and chili. It also goes well with roasted chicken and "Wiener Schnitzel".

Awards

falstaff 94 P

jamessuckling 93 P