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Alto Adige DOC Sauvignon Sanct Valentin 2021 St. Michael Eppan

Original price $90.00 - Original price $90.00
Original price $90.00
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VITIGNO Sauvignon Blanc
DENOMINATION Südtirol - Alto Adige DOC

AREA OF PRODUCTION Appiano sulla Strada del Vino (BZ)
PAIRING Cheese, Fish, Pasta

The winery's most important white wine and one of the most acclaimed on the peninsula, it has a history that begins in 1989 and is constantly being improved. For more than 20 years it has enjoyed the exceptional conditions offered by individual vineyard plots, carefully selected for it at the foot of the Mendel Pass, to generate a wine of absolute class, with sumptuous fruit, excellent minerality and incredible persistence. This nectar is now the pride of St. Michael-Eppan and the most important wine in the Sanct Valentin line, as well as one of the most awarded white wines in Italy.

Straw yellow with greenish highlights, very bright. The nose opens with fruit aromas of lime and grapefruit, hints of gooseberry, celery and herbs such as basil, as well as perceptions of brackish water. The taste reveals remarkable class, thanks to a compact, citrusy body, pronounced in a savory-mineral backbone that leads to a long, taut persistence.

It pairs wonderfully with langoustine ravioli, grilled fish or a savory herb risotto.

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 3 reviews
I was blown away by the Alto Adige Sauvignon!

Its crisp, citrusy body and savory-mineral backbone make it an exceptional wine that paired perfectly with my grilled langoustine ravioli. I highly recommend trying this wine if you want a memorable experience with a glass of wine.

Crystal G.
Can't praise this enough

Excellent drink. Its bright straw color is just the beginning of its impressive display of flavors. I tasted notes of lime, grapefruit, and a hint of brackish water that gave it a unique twist. It paired perfectly with my herb risotto and left me wanting more.

Donna B.
100% satisfied!

Delicious Its zesty citrus and herbaceous aromas are perfectly balanced with a mineral backbone that lingers on the palate. It paired beautifully with my seafood linguine, and I can't wait to enjoy it with grilled fish next time.