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Our winemaker Hans Terzer unfolds his great artistry and experience with the Sanct Valentin wines. Selecting only the most excellent grapes from the vineyards of the St. Michael-Eppan Winery, he creates elegant, intense and complex wines, characterised by their exquisite minerality, finest aromatic, and exceptional ageing properties.

Alto Adige DOC

Passito Comtess
Sanct Valentin

2022

Passito is the Italian term for wines made from grapes that have been dried in the open air and sunshine, and become almost raisin-like. We allow this process to take place mostly in the vineyard – that is, the grapes remain on the vine until the end of the year. The elegant Passito Comtess is delightful: it has intense fruit, soft and creamy body, and a long finish that lingers on the palate with racy, fresh acidity. The youthful, fresh flavors become increasingly complex with the right bottle aging, gradually evolving into muted notes of honey.

at sight

intense amber

to the nose

dried apricot, ripe exotic fruits and acacia honey

on the palate

opulent, balanced, concentrated residual sugar

Variety

Gewürztraminer

Area of cultivation

Sites: Vineyards at the foot of Valentin Castle (600m) and Pinzano/Montagna (330m)
Exposure: Southeast
Soil: Limestone gravel
Training System: Guyot

Vine Age

20 years

Harvest

mid of december, harvest and selection of grapes by hand.

Vinification

The dried grapes are pressed, fermented partly in stainless-steel tanks and partly in small wood, and then aged.

Yield

20 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 11.5 %
Residual Sugar: 197 gr/lt
Acidity: 6.25 gr/lt

Serving Temperature

8-10°C

Storage/Potential

10 years and more

Pairing Recommendations

This fruity dessert wine goes well with blue cheese as well as with fruit-based desserts like apple strudel, Apfelkücherl fritters with vanilla ice cream and Peach Melba.

Awards

jamessuckling 93 P

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