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St. Michael-Eppan Pinot Nero Linea Sanct Valentin 2009

St. Michael-Eppan Pinot Nero Linea Sanct Valentin 750ml 2009    
Sku: 1819795*

Founded in 1907, St. Michael-Eppan is one of the finest co-operatives in Alto Adige, Italy. Located in the village of Appiano, the co-operative works with more than 355 growers, all of whom share a commitment to ecological balance and vineyard sustainability. Most of the fruit is harvested from vineyards situated between 1,000 and 1,600 feet in the southern Tyrol in the villages of Appiano, Caldaro and Mazzon. St. Michael-Eppan was one of the first wineries in South Tyrol to introduce barriques into their winery. In 2000, Gambero Rosso and Slow Food wine guide named St. Michael-Eppan as the best Italian winery of the year and its long-time winemaker Hans Terzer as one of the ten best winemakers in the world. The portfolio is divided into three categories: the Classic Line - archetypes of their varietals and appellations with outstanding price to quality ratio; the Cru Line - unique terroir based wines from extraordinary single vineyard sites and Sanct Valentin - top tier wines from rigorously selected grapes.

Tasting notes
Elegant and round on the palate with spice, notes of crunchy cherries, fresh violets and a hint of marzipan.

Technical notes
Fermented in stainless steel and aged for 12 months in French barriques (34% new) and an additional six months in large oak casks.

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Country: Italy
Type: Still wine
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