The best of our grapes, our vines, our terroir, to craft a truly exceptional wine: APPIUS.

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2017

Through an extreme pre-selection of the grapes, combined with a careful maturation in the cellar and a successful assemblage, it has been possible to achieve a true sensory symphony despite climatically adverse conditions of the 2017 vintage. The contribution of each grape variety does not emerge individually, but forms a powerful symbiosis.

at sight

brilliant color with yellowish, slightly olive reflections

to the nose

Intense and complex bouquet of yellow flowers (broom and lime), especially white flowers (hawthorn and orange blossom) and citrus notes of tangerine and grapefruit. Less frequently white currants and gooseberries.

on the palate

Fine, elegant, almost velvety on the palate, carried by a lively acidity and a mineral and tasty structure. Long persistence.

Variety

Chardonnay 54%, Pinot Grigio 24%, Sauvignon Blanc 12% and Pinot blanc 10%

Area of cultivation

Site: selected vines in Eppan
Exposure: southeast/southwest
Soil: limestone gravel and moraine
Training System: Guyot

Vine Age

25 to 40 years

Harvest

mid September

Vinification

Placed in barrique-tonneaux for alcoholic and malolactic fermentation (except Sauvignon). Assemblage takes place after just under one year, followed by another three years of maturation in steel tanks with fine yeast. 

Yield

35 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 14 %
Residual Sugar: 2.4 gr/l
Acidity: 5.30 gr/l

Serving Temperature

8-10°

Storage/Potential

10 years or more ...

Pairing Recommendations

Excellent companion to strong fish dishes, such as fried fish, or to our traditional “Wienerschnitzel”. Also perfect in combination with mushroom and truffle specialties or wild fowl. It also combines very well with creamy cheeses with crust or with mature cheeses.

A COMPLETELY NEW AND SENSATIONAL WINE


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.

APPIUS AS COLLECTOR'S ITEM


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.

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