St. Michael Eppan Sauvignon Sanct Valentin 2016
|Profile||The majority (90%) is fermented in steel tanks, inside which the wine is aged on the lees until the end of April. The remainder is fermented and aged in wood.|
|Match with||An exquisite accompaniment to exclusive parties and special occasions, it pairs well with fried fish such as ocean perch, sole or char on pepper cream or with full-flavored vegetable risotto.|
|Appellation||D.O.C. Alto Adige|
The foundation was first laid in 1989 for what is arguably the most famous white wine produced at St. Michael-Eppan Winery. The Sanct Valentin Sauvignon has found excellent conditions at the foot of the Mendel Massif in selected vineyards that have been carefully chosen over the course of the last 20 years, in order to produce a great vintage wine with impressive fruit, minerality and excellent persistence. This fine wine is not only the pride of the winery today and the most important wine of the Sanct Valentin line, but also one of Italy’s most award-winning white wines.
In the Media (Parker, 2017) 92 Points
Crisp and tonic, the 2016 Alto Adige Sauvignon Sanct Valentin is extra zesty and fresh on the inside. The wine opens to a clear and luminous appearance and it segues to the nose, with bright aromas of passion fruit, citrus, bitter almond and chopped mint. This wine stands firmly on its own two feet in terms of the clarity and intensity of its aromas. If you love Sauvignon Blanc, this is a pure and exuberant expression of the fragrant grape.