Wine San Michele-Appiano, "Sanct Valentin" Chardonnay, Alto Adige DOC, 2012
Reviews of purchase San Michele-Appiano, "Sanct Valentin" Chardonnay, Alto Adige DOC, 2012
Wine light golden color with a slight greenish tints.
The wine has a memorable, fresh and juicy taste, full and soft, graceful and elegant, with good structure and a pleasant mature minerality. The finish is soft and long.
A rich fruity bouquet impressive wine aroma of ripe fruit on the background of barely perceptible nuances of vanilla and smoke.
The wine goes well with risotto with seafood, shellfish, white meats, hard cheeses.
Elegant "Sanct Valentin" Chardonnay - Wine international level, which is produced only in the best years. It has a well-balanced acidity, good length and a bright, full-bodied taste, brand notes which are shades of ripe fruit and subtle tones of vanilla, acquired during vinification in oak barrels.
"Saint Valentine" is created from selected Chardonnay grapes grown in the best vineyards of Appiano, clayey and chalky soils that give wine seductive aromas. Grapes are carefully hand picked and immediately transported to the winery, where the harvest is fermented in oak barriques, 1/3 of which is updated annually. After the end of fermentation, the wine is aged 6 months in stainless steel tanks. This technology allows, on the one hand, to preserve the natural flavors of the grapes, the other - to create a wine with a soft, rounded and complex flavor. At the peak of ripeness vintage 2012 will be within 8-10 years after the sale.
Winery San Michele-Appiano was founded in 1907 and eventually became one of the largest and most successful wine houses of South Tyrol, and then Italy. Today Appiano wine are synonymous with the highest quality, which is a credit to the chief enologist economy - Hans Tertsera. It was he who every year brings new nuances in the formulation and methods of wine production, bringing them to perfection. The company with great attention is exploring the potential of vineyards, selecting varieties according to soil composition, lighting, and many other factors. And most importantly - use biodynamic methods of cultivation of vines, making the company's products are sustainable.
Today, a century vaulted cellars of the winery San Michele Appiano offer a wide selection of top-class white and red wines, among which you can find both the time-tested classic wines and new items that are sold in more than 30 countries around the world.