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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

Sauvignon
Sanct Valentin

2022

In 1989 St. Michael-Eppan Winery started producing its most famous white wine and for over 30 years the Sanct Valentin Sauvignon has flourished in selected vineyards in the excellent growing conditions at the foot of the Mendel Massif to produce a high profile wine . Characterised by alluring fruit, excellent minerality and persistence. Not only is it the most important wine of the Sanct Valentin line, but also one of Italy’s most award-winning whites. With a seductive fruit and excellent minerality and persistence, this wine is the pride of the Sanct Valentin line and one of Italy’s most awarded-winning white wines.

at sight

brilliant yellow green

to the nose

Dense nose of yellow fruit, gooseberry, elderflower and ripe redcurrant

on the palate

Crisp acidity, smooth body and an elegant fullness

Variety

Sauvignon

Area of cultivation

Sites: best vineyards in St. Michael and "Appiano Monte" (450–650m)
Exposure: Southeast
Soil: Limestone gravel
Training System: Guyot

Vine Age

10 to 33 years

Harvest

early to mid of September; harvest and selection of grapes by hand

Vinification

The majority (75%) is fermented in steel tanks, inside which the wine is aged on the lees until the end of April. The rest (25%) is fermented and aged in tonneau.

Yield

45 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 14.5 %
Acidity: 6.25 gr/lt

Serving Temperature

8-10°C

Storage/Potential

10 years and more

Pairing Recommendations

An exquisite accompaniment to exclusive parties and special occasions, it pairs well with fried fish such as ocean perch, sole or char on pepper cream or with full-flavored vegetable risotto.

Awards

Decanter 93 P

Robert Parker 92 P

The Wine Hunter Gold

Luca Maroni 96 P

jamessuckling 92 P

falstaff 91 P

Wine Spectator 91 P

Gault&Millau 3 grapes

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