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.
Please note presentation has changed to a wider, squatter bottle.
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.
Closure: Natural Cork
|Location||Alto Adige, Italy|
|Winery||St Michael Eppan|
|Winery status||Unique co-op of tiny growers|
|Product awards||Due Bicchieri - Gambero Rosso '17|
|Style||Full, round, fruit driven, subtle oak|
|Sulphite level||Medium Low|