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

Lagrein Riserva
Sanct Valentin

2018

The indigenous Lagrein grape variety find the best conditions for the production of quality wines in the vineyards around Bolzano. The Sanct Valentin Lagrein, first produced in 2000, is aged for twelve months in small oak barrels, and for a further six months in bigger barrels for improved balance. With a robust character it develops immense power on the palate, with nicely integrated acidity. A vigorous wine with excellent ageing potential.

at sight

Blackish red

to the nose

Complex aromas of coffee, cocoa and wild berries

on the palate

Mouth-filling, powerful, chocolaty

Variety

Lagrein

Area of cultivation

Sites: Wangger Farm in Leitach, near Bolzano (260 – 300 m)
Exposure: Southeast
Soil: Moraine debris and sandy alluvial soil
Training System: 50% Pergola, 50% Guyot

Vine Age

10 to 20 years

Harvest

End of September; harvest and selection of grapes by hand.

Vinification

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in barrique-tonneau. Assemblage takes place after almost a year. The wine is then aged for another six months in big oak barrels.

Yield

45 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 14 %
Acidity: 5.6 gr/lt

Serving Temperature

16-18°C

Storage/Potential

10 years and more

Pairing Recommendations

The Sanct Valentin Lagrein is best served as an accompaniment to intense meat dishes such as loin of ox; it also wonderful with the whole gamut of game dishes as well as with aged cheeses.

Awards

jamessuckling 91 P