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

Passito Comtess
Sanct Valentin

2019

Our Passito process of drying the grapes in the open air of the vineyard ensures a late harvest with the grapes remaining on the vine until the end of the year. Since 1989, the elegant Passito Comtess has been  cherished for its intense fruit,its honey notes, and its soft and creamy body. The palate is awakened by a note of freshness given by a pronounced acidity.

at sight

Golden yellow

to the nose

Fruity aroma of apricots and ripe exotic fruit, honey

on the palate

Opulent, balanced, concentrated

Variety

Gewürztraminer

Area of cultivation

Sites: Vineyards at the foot of Valentin Castle (600m) and Pinzano/Montagna (330m)
Exposure: Southeast
Soil: Limestone gravel
Training System: Guyot

Vine Age

20 years

Harvest

mid of December, harvest and selection of grapes by hand.

Vinification

The dried grapes are pressed, fermented partly in stainless-steel tanks and partly in small wood, and then aged.

Yield

20 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 12 %
Residual Sugar: 180 gr/lt
Acidity: 6 gr/lt

Serving Temperature

8-10°C

Storage/Potential

10 years and more

Pairing Recommendations

This fruity dessert wine goes well with blue cheese as well as with fruit-based desserts like apple strudel, Apfelkücherl fritters with vanilla ice cream and Peach Melba.

Awards

jamessuckling 96 P