St. Michael-Eppan Sauvignon Blanc Sanct Valentin Italy 2010
Founded in 1909 and named after the village where it is located, the St. Michael-Eppan Winery is one of the finest cooperativesin Alto Adige, Northeast Italy with over 350 growers who share a commitment to maintain the ecological balance oftheir vineyards in the most natural way possible and to produce fruit that is exceptional in quality and typicity. In 2000, theGambero Rosso, chose St. Michael-Eppan as the best Italian winery of the year. They also named Hans Terzer, masterwinemaker for the past 30 years at St. Michael-Eppan, one of the ten best winemakers in the world. Most of the fruit is sourcedfrom vineyards located in the south Tyrol areas of Appiano, Caldaro and Mazzon at elevations of 984-1,640 feetThere are three quality levels: the Classic Line - archetypes of their varietals and appellations with outstanding price/qualityratio; the Cru Line - unique terroir-based wines from extraordinary single vineyard sites and Sanct Valentin - the top tier winesfrom rigorously selected grapes.
St. Michael Eppan, the innovative Winery situated along the Wine Route, is considered one of the best wineries in South Tyrol and Italy. St. Michael Eppan Winery, with its 355 members, 350 hectares of vineyard and 2.5 million bottles sold every year, has become renowned worldwide. The „Sanct Valentin“ label alone is enoughenough to thrill wine lovers and connoisseurs.