Country and Region:
DOC Alto Adige
San Michele Appiano
Grape Varieties :
Chardonnay | Pinot Gris | Sauvignon Blanc
The grapes are harvested throughout September from 25 to 35 year old vines located in Eppan. The grape clusters are destemmed and fermented separately according to varietal in small oak barrique and tonneaux. Malolactic fermentation and ageing on the 'lees' in barrique for 1 year. The final blend is then made, followed by another 3 years maturation, on the lees, in stainless steel tank.
For the third time, Hans Terzer yearned to produce the wine of his dreams: premium-quality grapes which best express this vintage. In APPIUS 2013, one of the most important varieties of the St. Michael-Eppan winery plays the main role: Sauvignon, accompanied by Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Fully ripe grapes, low yield guaranteed by 25-to-35-year-old vines and meticulous work in the vineyards and at the winery: these are the ingredients that set this extraordinary cuvée apart. APPIUS 2013 steals the show with its elegance fusing with the complexity of ripe fruit and minerality that is creamy to the touch. This inviting cuvée bears the signature of Hans Terzer, and promises fantastic flavours even after many years. James Suckling, 95 points; Robert Parker, 95 points