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The evening downdrafts of the Mendola Massif give the entire terroir of the St. Michael-Eppan winery their character: they ensure the cool nights that give the grapes their extraordinary properties, shaping the fragrance, the unmistakable freshness and longevity of the wines. The downdraft (= “FALLWIND”) is the natural element that blows over the vineyards every day, exerting a positive influence on the climate and supporting the valuable work of the winegrowers.
FALLWIND. The power of nature.

Alto Adige DOC

Pinot Noir
Riserva Fallwind


Pinot Noir is one of the oldest cultivated grape varieties. The vine requires the greatest care and is a real challenge both in the vineyard and in the cellar. The Pinot Noir Riserva Fallwind matures in the cellar for at least two years. The result is an elegant wine that does not need to fear comparison on the international market.

at sight


to the nose

fruity aroma reminiscent of cherry, wild berries and blackcurrant

on the palate

complex, elegant and delicate


Pinot Noir

Area of cultivation

Sites: selected vineyards in Oltradige (350-600 m)
Exposure: Southwest, southeast
Soil: Moraine debris and limestone gravel
Training System: Guyot

Vine Age

6 to 26 years


mid of September; harvest and selection of grapes by hand.


Fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, followed by about 12 months of maturation in barrique-tonneau with malolactic fermentation. After assemblage, further maturation takes place in cement barrels.


55 hl/ha


Alcohol Content: 14 %
Acidity: 5.35 gr/lt

Serving Temperature



8 to 10 years

Pairing Recommendations

Ideally paired with lamb, fawn, but also with hearty fish dishes. Also excellent with hard cheeses.


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Fallwind. the power of nature.

The “FALLWIND” wines are ambassadors of our terroir and reflect the remarkable strengths of our growing area in a unique way.
Strict quality guidelines, low yields, intense manual work in the vineyards as well as a meticulous and individual vinification in the cellar make them what they are: characterful, precise and unique wines that convince every connoisseur with their varietal characteristics.

The labels of the “FALLWIND” wines have a strong symbolism that is directly related to the growing area. In the centre is an old etching showing a view of the Macaion, part of the Mendola Massif. Above, the merged star and the waning crescent moon from the coat of arms of the municipality of Appiano, symbols dating from the early Middle Ages and lending the image graphic power and expressiveness.