Country and Region:
DOC Alto Adige
San Michele Appiano
Grape Varieties :
Chardonnay | Pinot Bianco | Pinot Grigio | Sauvignon Blanc
Placed in barriques-tonneaux for fermentation, biological acid reduction and vinification. Assemblage takes place after just under one year, followed by another three years of maturation in steel tanks with fine yeast.
The third edition of the Appius superwine remains true to the same basic principle of excellent-quality grapes, personally selected by Hans Terzer himself, which best express the particular vintage. 2012 was a very good year in the Überetsch region in terms of climate: there was no significant rainfall during the harvest and it yielded fully ripe grapes with a nice fruitiness and an intense aroma, which come through in the Appius 2012. The cuvée is mainly made from Chardonnay, but is combined with Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc. The result is a complex nose of heavenly fruits like banana, pineapple and papaya – but some floral notes also come through. Its creamy texture is flattering on the palate, accompanied by a pleasant minerality, a delicate balance of acidity and a long-lasting aftertaste. All in all this is a harmonious and elegant wine that is guaranteed to be extraordinarily good to drink for many years to come.