The best of our grapes, our vines, our terroir, to craft a truly exceptional wine: APPIUS.
APPIUS 2016 reveals an extraordinary good year, with perfect grape ripening thanks to what will be remembered as a “Golden September”.
The assemblage of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon results in a complex and mineral wine. With its pleasent acidity, great elegance and balance, this APPIUS 2016 vintage has a prodigious length.
brilliant straw yellow
intense and direct: aromatic herbs on one side and floral fragrances on the other. Secondary fruity aromas: white flesh fruit and exotic fruits.
balanced and fresh with great minerality. Hazelnut and smoked vanilla notes. Long persistence.
Chardonnay 58%, Pinot Grigio 22%, Pinot Bianco 12% and Sauvignon Blanc 8%
Site: selected vines in Eppan
Soil: limestone gravel and moraine
Training System: Guyot
end of September to beginning of October
Placed in barrique-tonneaux for fermentation, biological acid reduction (except Sauvignon). Assemblage takes place after just under one year, followed by another three years of maturation in steel tanks with fine yeast.
Alcohol Content: 14 %
Residual Sugar: 2.5 gr/l
Acidity: 5.40 gr/l
25 to 35 years
Excellent to pair with exclusice dishes as oysters, shellfish and more structured fish dishes. It goes perfectly with mushroom and truffle specialities, white meat and game. Excellent is also the combination with creemy cheeses with rind and matured cheese.
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.