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Alto Adige DOC Appius, St. Michael Eppan, Wood Case

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VITIGNO Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
DENOMINATION Südtirol - Alto Adige DOC

AREA OF PRODUCTION Appiano sulla Strada del Vino (BZ)
PAIRING Meat, Cheese, Fish, First courses

The best of the grapes from the St. Michael Eppan terroir, the synthesis of terroir to produce a unique wine, different from vintage to vintage but always unparalleled: this is Appius. 58% Chardonnay, 12% Pinot Blanc, 22% Pinot Grigio and 8% Sauvignon, from selected vines with an average age of 25 to 35 years, are harvested between the end of September and the first week of October, with careful sorting already in the vineyard. Once in the cellars, the grapes are subjected, all separately, to alcoholic and malolactic fermentation (except for Sauvignon), then aged in barriques and tonneaux. After about 12 months, the wines are blended, then rested further, three years, in stainless steel vats. The result is Appius, a complex, mineral white of uncommon balance and elegance, endowed with prodigious length and with an evolutionary potential that candidly exceeds ten years.

Brilliant straw-yellow in color, it has a direct and intense nose that speaks of aromatic herbs and white flowers, then white-fleshed and exotic fruit and garnishes of almond and hazelnut. Tasting fresh, balanced, with a great mineral vein, it also knows how to be gentle in its reminiscences of toasted fruit and vanilla and amazes with its long, slightly smoky persistence.

With important and exclusive dishes such as oysters and shellfish, it also pairs well with mushrooms and truffles. Winning with aged and creamy cheeses with rind.

The Winery

If Alto Adigeʼs wine is now known and respected throughout the world, it is due to the San Michele Appiano cooperative winery and its historic "kellermeister," winemaker Hans Terzer, who has been at its helm for more than 30 years and has been honored by Gambero Rosso as one of the worldʼs top ten winemakers. From here began a real revolution that subverted from the roots a largely backward and unprofitable viticulture for winemakers. Gathering some 340 winegrowing families scattered across several locations on the outskirts of Bolzano, vineyards covering a total of 380 hectares in territories with different characteristics, and net 2.5 million bottles sold each year, the San Michele Appiano winery has made a name for itself that is now known to the general public. The flagship line alone, "Sanct Valentin" , is enough to make every wine enthusiast and connoisseur quiver with excitement. Through eco-friendly viticulture, which follows the traditional pergola method side by side with the Guyot method, the biological balance of the vines is encouraged in a natural way. During management work in the vineyard,moreover, a team of highly qualified technicians and agronomists constantly supports each contributing member, offering valuable advice on how to conduct the rows. Careful and strategic choices make it possible to get to harvest qualitatively excellent fruit. Once the fresh, healthy grapes arrive at the winery, they are vinified separately according to their areas of origin and quality. Attention, even in the winery, to the characteristics of each vineyard has become almost an art: a work that is based on in-depth research and continuous monitoring, in full respect of traditions, while both stainless steel tanks and oak barrels are used to age the wines. From Gewürztraminer to Müller Thurgau, from Sauvignon to Riesling, from Pinot Blanc to Lagrein, each bottle is the perfect expression of the varietal in which it was born. Fresh and vibrant wines, characterized by a clear territorial appeal and surprising average quality. In addition to the aforementioned Sanct Valentin, we arrive at the "Classica" line via the "Selezione" line: all the labels bearing the "San Michele Appiano" label are the daughters of passion, experience and a constant search for quality without compromise, values that are at the basis of this great winemaking reality, a guarantee of territoriality, elegance and excellence. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Perfect gift for wine lovers

If you're looking for a wine that is complex, elegant, and refined, look no further than Appius. It's a true work of art that will leave you wanting more. And the wooden case makes it an excellent gift for any wine lover.

Fuller S.
This wine is simply amazing

The balance between the fruity notes and the toasted hints is perfect. You can taste the quality and craftsmanship in every sip. Highly recommend.

Appius is a stunning wine that will leave you speechless

Its intense nose and long persistence will captivate your senses. Perfect for a special occasion or a romantic dinner.


This wine is a masterpiece. It's fresh, balanced, and full of flavor. I especially love the almond and hazelnut notes. A true gem in every way.