The best of our grapes, our vines, our terroir, to craft a truly exceptional wine: APPIUS.
For the second time, Hans Terzer yearned to produce the wine of his dreams: premium-quality grapes which best express this vintage. In APPIUS 2011, one of the most important varieties of the St. Michael-Eppan winery plays the main role: Sauvignon, accompanied by Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
Fully ripe grapes, low yield guaranteed by 25-to-35-year-old vines and meticulous work in the vineyards and at the winery: these are the ingredients that set this extraordinary cuvée apart.
APPIUS 2011 steals the show with its elegance fusing with the complexity of ripe fruit and minerality that is creamy to the touch. This inviting cuvée bears the signature of Hans Terzer, and promises fantastic flavours even after many years.
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with glints of green
Aromas of tropical fruits, paired with gooseberry, elderberry and toasted vanilla
Creamy, soft, fresh, mineral, concentrated and complex
Since 1977 Hans Terzer has borne responsibility for wine production at St. Michael-Eppan Winery, bringing it to the top of the Italian and international wine world in just a few years. “I’ve had the idea of APPIUS in my head for a long time; I just had to wait for the right moment.”
During his regular inspections of the vineyards, he found many years ago that individual vines had the potential to produce absolute top wines, due to a very low yield. “I wanted to harvest and develop these grapes separately, creating a completely new and sensational wine – a wine that we at St. Michael-Eppan had not created up until now.”
He seems to have succeeded in APPIUS 2010. Sourced from various historical vineyards within the municipality of Eppan, the majority is Chardonnay; Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon comprise the remainder. “APPIUS is basically fermented and aged in small oak barrels. After twelve months of aging in wood, it then matures on the lees for nearly three more years, inside steel tanks.
So precious an interior indubitably needs a refined exterior. The modern, elegant and minimalist design of the bottle is in keeping with the St. Michael-Eppan philosophy. The dark glass bottle makes it clear that the essence is always invisible to the eye and that we should allow the senses to lead us.
Every year, not only the content is reinterpreted but the design of the bottle also changes. The goal is to design a valuable wine collection that will delight wine aficionados around the globe every year. APPIUS is a limited edition: each of the 4,000 bottles is numbered. Anyone who would like to supplement his or her wine cellar by acquiring one of the coveted bottles of APPIUS must act quickly. It will certainly be worth your while, because a storage potential of at least ten years or even more has been predicted. Let APPIUS astound you.