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

Pinot Grigio
Sanct Valentin

2019

Sanct Valentin Pinot Grigio was first produced in 1986 when for the first time, after selecting the first grapes from chosen vineyards, it was vinified in small wooden barrels. The expressive Sanct Valentin Pinot Grigio is highly appreciated with its smoothly integrated acidity, strength and fullness. It is one of Italy’s most gifted Pinot Grigio wines and promises an excellent drinking experience even after many years of ageing.

at sight

Deep straw yellow

to the nose

Fruity aroma of apple, pear and fine vanilla

on the palate

Strong in character, pleasant acidity, smoky nuances

Variety

Pinot gris (formerly Ruländer)

Area of cultivation

Sites: Selected vineyards in Eppan (about 420 – 600 m)
Exposure: Southeast, southwest
Soil: Limestone gravel
Training System: Guyot

Vine Age

15 to 32 years

Harvest

Mid September; harvest and selection of grapes by hand

Vinification

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

Yield

45 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 14 %
Acidity: 5.4 gr/lt

Serving Temperature

10-12°C

Storage/Potential

10 years and more

Pairing Recommendations

A true all-rounder that pairs well with both fish and red meat yet is also a perfect match for risotto with herb pesto.

Awards

doctor wine 94 P

falstaff 94 P

jamessuckling 94 P