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

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2019

With its tenth edition, “APPIUS” is crowned the cult wine of the St. Michael-Eppan winery. The 2019 vintage was blessed with an ideal summer and autumn, allowing Hans Terzer to create a new masterpiece. The impressive cuvée is characterised by a broad range of aromas, exquisite light reflections and clarity, but above all by an exceptional complexity and elegance..

at sight

Straw yellow with light, olive green reflections.

to the nose

The Chardonnay grapes provide an extraordinary aromatic abundance of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, papaya). Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc are evidenced by echoes of white-fleshed fruits such as quince and Williams pear.

on the palate

On the palate ithere is a distinct intensity and richness; straightforward and direct, precise and well defined, solid and compact when drinking. Softness and acidity balance in perfect harmony.

Variety

Chardonnay 60%, Pinot Grigio 15%, Pinot blanc 13% and Sauvignon Blanc 12%

Area of cultivation

Site: best vineyards in Appiano
Exposure: southeast/southwest
Soil: limestone gravel and moraine
Training System: Guyot

Vine Age

25 to 40 years

Harvest

end of September to early October

Vinification

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

Yield

35 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 14 %
Residual Sugar: 1.9 gr/l
Acidity: 5.6 gr/l

Serving Temperature

8-10°

Storage/Potential

10 years or more ...

Pairing Recommendations

Excellent accompaniment to strong fish dishes such as turbot or monkfish. Goes well with mushroom and truffle dishes, fine white meat and game. Also wonderful with creamy and 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 7000 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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