Comtess Sanct Valentin DOC Alto Adige

CHF 39,50
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Region
Alto Adige (Südtirol)
Producer
Kellerei St. Michael-Eppan
Vintage
2021
Grape varieties
  • 100% Gewürztraminer
Bottle size
37,5 cl
Ratings
  • 93 points James Suckling
Alcohol
10%
Classification
DOC
Special characteristic
  • Contains sulphites

Weather permitting, the grapes are afforded long hang time and picked late. Otherwise, the fruit is left to dry after being harvested. Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc grapes are mixed together and left for a week in wooden crates. Gentle pressing then follows, with subsequent fermentation and maturation partially in stainless steel and partially in small oak barrels.

This amber-coloured, passito-style wine has a wonderfully pronounced aromatic nose of apricot, apricot jam, lychee, rose water, honeydew melon, and honey. Balanced on the palate, with juicy acidity marrying well with the concentrated residual sweetness. The finish is long, underscored by intense flavours that linger on the palate for minutes.

Fruit from various wineries in the heart of the traditional white wine area of Appiano Monte, cultivated at elevations of between 550 and 650 metres. The 20 year old vines grow on exposed south- and south-east-facing slopes consisting of loamy limestone gravel, in immediate proximity to Sanct Valentin castle. Cool winds blow down from the mountains at night into the vineyards, helping to preserve acidity and aromas in the grapes.