Our winemaker Hans Terzer unfolds his great artistry and experience with the Sanct Valentin premium line. 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

Pinot Bianco
Sanct Valentin

2018

Pinot blanc has been part of the prestigious Sanct Valentin line since 2001. Low yield from carefully selected vineyards make this an excellent quality wine. Aged in wood, it is captivating both for its power and richness, and for its clarity and fine minerality.  Its longevity is testament to its extraordinary quality.

at sight

Golden yellow with glints of green 

to the nose

Soft aromas of apple, melon and vanilla

on the palate

Velvety, fresh and elegant, concentrated

Variety

Pinot blanc

Yield

Sites: Selected vineyards in Eppan/Berg (450–600m)
Exposure: South-southeast
Soil: Limestone gravel with clay
Training System: Guyot

Harvest

mid of September; harvest and selection of grapes by hand

Vinification

Fermentation, malolactic fermentation and development of a portion (50%) on the lees in barrique-tonneaux. The remainder is vinified in large oak barrels. After nearly a year, the two wines are assembled and mature together in steel tanks for another eight months. 

Yield

45 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 14 %
Acidity: 5.5 gr/lt

Serving Temperature

8 to 10 degrees

Storage/Potential

10 to 32 years

Pairing Recommendations

An exclusive companion that pairs perfectly with fish such as tuna carpaccio and octopus on potato-and-olive tartar as well as with shellfish like grilled scampi. It also goes well with asparagus and white meat. In addition, it combines very nicely with typical local dishes such as „Schlutzkrapfen“ or „Spinatspatzlen“.

 

Awards

Luca Maroni 95 P

falstaff 94 P

Robert Parker 93+ P

jamessuckling 93 P