The best of our grapes, our vines, our terroir, to craft a truly exceptional wine: APPIUS.
The third edition of the Appius superwine remains true to the same basic principle of excellent-quality grapes, personally selected by Hans Terzer himself, which best express the particular vintage. 2012 was a very good year in the Überetsch region in terms of climate: there was no significant rainfall during the harvest and it yielded fully ripe grapes with a nice fruitiness and an intense aroma, which come through in the Appius 2012. The cuvée is mainly made from Chardonnay, but is combined with Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc. The result is a complex nose of heavenly fruits like banana, pineapple and papaya – but some floral notes also come through. Its creamy texture is flattering on the palate, accompanied by a pleasant minerality, a delicate balance of acidity and a long-lasting aftertaste. All in all this is a harmonious and elegant wine that is guaranteed to be extraordinarily good to drink for many years to come.
vid straw yellow with green reflections
Complex scents / aromas of banana, pineapple, papaya
Creamy minerality, complex, tremendously long finish
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.