Sanct Valentin Chardonnay St Michael Eppan DOC Alto Adige

Due Bicchieri - Gambero Rosso '17

Another beautiful wine from St Michael Eppan from their premium Sanct Valentin range. Normally I find Northern Italian chardonnays a little thin although I love the purity and clean feel. This one however is full bodied from being both barrel fermented (50% new, 50% used) and then further barrel aged for 11 months before bottling.

Pale gold in colour. Full of flavour with fruit and vanilla, rich and round with good mouthfeel. Beautifully balanced with integrated acidity and a long luscious finish. Superb.

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SKU
1364
£23.95

Country and Region: Italy,Alto Adige

Classification: DOC Alto Adige

Producer: San Michele Appiano

Wine Style: White

Grape Varieties : Chardonnay

Vinification: The Chardonnay grapes are hand harvested at the end of September to early October from premium vineyards in the municipality of Eppan (450-550m a.s.l). Fermentation, malolactic fermentation and development on the lees in barrique-tonneau. Assemblage takes place after almost a year, followed by six months of further maturation in steel tanks.

ABV: 14%

Closure: Natural Cork

More Information
Location Alto Adige, Italy
Winery St Michael Eppan
Winery status Unique co-op of tiny growers
Winemaker Hans Terzer
Annual production Low
Grapes Chardonnay
Product awards Due Bicchieri - Gambero Rosso '17
Gold Medals
Style Full, round, fruit driven, subtle oak
ABV 14
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2015
Percentage score 93
Sulphite level Medium Low
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