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 Noir Riserva
Sanct Valentin

2018

Pinot noir has been grown in South Tyrol since 1850 and is known locally as Blauburgunder -  it’s the Winery’s most important red wine. Producing top quality Pinot noir represents a major challenge for any winemaker because it is very demanding both in terms of soil and climate and also in the cellar. Pinot Noir Sanct Valentin, has been part of this line since 1995, and only the best and oldest vineyards have been used. Low yields and attentive care ensure a fine, sensual red wine that stands out for its well-balanced body and fine tannins. It has excellent ageing potential.

at sight

Ruby-red

to the nose

Aromas of small berries, violets and smoky vanilla. When aged: notes of porcini mushrooms and truffles.

on the palate

Spicy, supple, seductive

Variety

Pinot Noir

Area of cultivation

Sites: Various vineyards in St. Michael-Eppan and the surrounding areas (400-550 m)
Exposure: South/southeast to southwest
Soil: Moraine debris and limestone gravel
Training System: Guyot

Vine Age

8 to 26 years

Harvest

Mid of September; harvest and selection of grapes by hand

Vinification

Cold maceration (three days) with following fermentation and gentle pressing. Fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in barrique-tonneau. Assemblage takes place after about a year, and then it is matured for another six months in big oak barrels.

Yield

45 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 14 %
Acidity: 5.5 gr/lt

Serving Temperature

14-16°C

Storage/Potential

10 years and more

Pairing Recommendations

Ideal as an accompaniment to braised lamb shoulder or back, oxtail and strong cheeses.

Awards

jamessuckling 95 P