In his continuous search for perfection, Hans Terzer this year presents the Pinot Noir Riserva “The Wine Collection 2016, in its second edition.
Our Passito process of drying the grapes in the open air of the vineyard ensures a late harvest with the grapes remaining on the vine until the end of the year. Since 1989, the elegant Passito Comtess has been cherished for its intense fruit,its honey notes, and its soft and creamy body. The palate is awakened by a note of freshness given by a pronounced acidity.
The indigenous Lagrein grape variety find the best conditions for the production of quality wines in the vineyards around Bolzano. The Sanct Valentin Lagrein, first produced in 2000, is aged for twelve months in small oak barrels, and for a further six months in bigger barrels for improved balance. With a robust character it develops immense power on the palate, with nicely integrated acidity. A vigorous wine with excellent ageing potential.
The Chardonnay grape variety loves warm, sunny locations and makes one of the best-known white wines. The excellent Merol Vineyards produce a Chardonnay that is captivating due to its pleasant fullness, silky elegance and well-balanced proportion of acidity and softness.
Cabernet and Merlot are appreciated all over the world as varieties of the highest quality. Only very sunny vineyards in the winery’s catchment area have been chosen for production of the Sanct Valentin Cabernet Merlot. With an extremely low yield and dedicated vinification process. The Sanct Valentin Cabernet Merlot, produced since 2013, is an excellent red, a complex wine with soft tannins. It’s the only cuvée of the Sanct Valentin line.
Introduced to its second home - South Tyrol - as early as 1850 Pinot Blanc is one of the most important white wines of our cellar. Schulthauser was first bottled in 1982, and is now among the most famous South Tyrollean Pinot Blancs. A complete wine, fresh and fruity, it seduces the palate with a its creamy softness and marked acidity.
Sauvignon 2017 “The Wine Collection” is the third Sauvignon to be presented in this young collection. TWC comprises only the most perfect varietal wines which are kept to a very limited output. The Sauvignon is definitely the white grape variety that is, without doubt closest, to the heart of the St. Michael-Eppan winery and Hans Terzer.
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.
Sanct Valentin Pinot Grigio was first produced in 1986 when for the first time, after selecting the first grapes from chosen vineyards, it was vinified in small wooden barrels. The expressive Sanct Valentin Pinot Grigio is highly appreciated with its smoothly integrated acidity, strength and fullness. It is one of Italy’s most gifted Pinot Grigio wines and promises an excellent drinking experience even after many years of ageing.
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.
The charming Gewürztraminer is one of the most memorable varieties amongst all wine-lovers. Since 1986, Gewürztraminer, with its indigenous aromatic grapes, has been a Sanct Valentin distinctive wine. It has an intense and complex bouquet, rich with aromas and delicate scents of fruits and spices. It stands out for being pleasant to the palate and promises a wonderful drinking experience even after many years.
This grape with its intense and pronounced aroma, has been cultivated in the Oltradige area since the 1980s. The stony limestone gravel and the considerable range of temperatures in the Lahn Vineyards favour the production of a lively and expressive Sauvignon. With its freshness, delicate minerality, and splendid crispness, Lahn Sauvignon has a great personality.
Through an extreme pre-selection of the grapes, combined with a careful maturation in the cellar and a successful assemblage, it has been possible to achieve a true sensory symphony despite climatically adverse conditions of the 2017 vintage. The contribution of each grape variety does not emerge individually, but forms a powerful symbiosis.
As a result of the soil, the microclimate and meticulous vineyard care, Pinot Grigio can become a wine of absolute excellence and the warm, sun-exposed vineyards of the Eppan area are the foundations of this wine. The Pinot Grigio Anger, with its noble structure, great balance, fine and crisp acidity is an extremely inviting wine.
Schiava (German: Vernatsch) was the most widespread South Tyrolean red wine for centuries. Today there are only a few sites that are suitable for this indigenous grape variety: The grapes used to make Pagis thrive on the south eastern slopes above the South Tyrolean Wine Road, between St. Michael and St. Pauls. It is fresh and fruity, a true pleasure to drink.
Pinot noir has been grown in South Tyrol since 1850 and is known locally as Blauburgunder - it’s the Winery’s most important red wine. Producing top quality Pinot noir represents a major challenge for any winemaker because it is very demanding both in terms of soil and climate and also in the cellar. Pinot Noir Sanct Valentin, has been part of this line since 1995, and only the best and oldest vineyards have been used. Low yields and attentive care ensure a fine, sensual red wine that stands out for its well-balanced body and fine tannins. It has excellent ageing potential.
A native of Germany, this grape variety found an ideal terroir in South Tyrol.. Riesling needs special environmental conditions, and these are present in the area of the volcanic lake of Monticolo, where the porphyritic soils give the wine its special character Monticolo Riesling stands out for its fruity aromas and mineral freshness that make it an increasingly popular wine.
In addition to being one of the oldest cultivated vines, the Pinot Noir is also one of the finest and most treasured red wines in South Tyrol. Using the saignée method (careful extraction of the juice from the must), we extract a quality grape juice from which we make a fresh and fruity rosé wine.
This is one of the most popular grape varieties in the world, and it is one of the Winery’s favourites and this Chardonnay has been in Sanct Valentin’s top line since 1986. Grown only in selected microzones of Appiano, the resulting grapes are excellent and produce a high-quality and vigorous, yet elegant, wine. Excellent balance, well-integrated acidity and great ageing potential are the core characteristics of this top range wine.
Pinot noir is one of the oldest cultivated grapevines. It requires meticulous attention and is quite demanding in terms of both soil and cellar. Pinot Nero Riserva ages for at least two years in the cellar and, as a result, is an elegant wine that does not fear comparison at an international level.
As a result of strict grape selection and low yields, South Tyrol’s native Lagrein grape variety has evolved into the Province’s top red. In the vineyard, warm sandy soils are preferred, whilst in the cellar ageing in wood is essential for the RIserva. Only grapes grown in the Bolzano Valley Basin are used to make Lagrein Riserva. The result is a complex red, seductive for its strong structure and varied flavours.
“De Piano” is the ancient Latin name for Appiano and the name given to our cellar’s first red cuvée: a composition of Merlot and Cabernet. Both grape varieties have been grown in South Tyrolean vineyards since 1850. For “De Piano”, the two varieties are vinified separately and combined only after a year of ageing in wood. With the soft tannins of the Cabernet and the power of the Merlot, even the most demanding wine lovers find pleasure in this wine.