St. Michael Eppan Chardonnay Sanct Valentin 2016
|Profile||Fermentation, malolactic fermentation and development on the lees in barrique-tonneaux. Assemblage takes place after almost a year, followed by six months of further maturation in steel|
|Match with||Pairs well with hearty dishes like fritto misto (fried seafood), porcini-mushroom ravioli with cream sauce and risotto with Graukäse cheese and chili. It also goes well with roasted chicken and Wiener schnitzel.|
|Appellation||D.O.C. Alto Adige|
The popular grape variety is familiar to people all around the globe. However, in the municipality of Eppan’s top selected vineyards, the grapes develop in such an excellent way that they produce a high-quality and vigorous yet elegant premium wine. Chardonnay has formed part of the Sanct Valentin line since 1986, and is one of the winery’s most important wines. Excellent balance, well-integrated acidity and excellent aging potential.
In the Media (Parker, 2017)
The 2015 Alto Adige Chardonnay Sanct Valentin is a full and generous white wine. The bouquet reveals lightly toasted aromas with honey-roasted almond and a drop of vanilla extract. There is plenty of ripe fruit, as well, with nectarine and summer peach at the forefront. Showing a united front, the wine offers great complexity and a long, pleasure-filled impression in the mouth.