To be enjoyed with the eyes and nose even before the mouth. A refined pink colour heralds scents of the undergrowth and fruit compotes. The Yin and the Yang of life represented by Chardonnay and Pinot Nero left to rest on yeasts for more than 24 months. Sensual, very enjoyable and eclectic. A perfect wine in any situation and with any food. To be tried absolutely with fine salamis and cold cuts and with raw shellfish.
TYPE OF SOIL: Partly of morainic origin, loose, drained and with an abundant skeletal texture.
TYPE OF GRAPES: 60% Chardonnay 40% Pinot nero different vineyards.
YEAR: This is a Franciacorta "sans année", which does not bear the year of harvest because it is obtained the skilful combination (assemblage) of the best wines of different years; the addition of pinot nero, with a slight maceration on the skins, gives it a good structure and elegant body.
HARVEST: Between the end of August and early September when the grapes have reached the correct sugar ripeness, but still have considerable acidity and freshness.
AGEING: To be disciplined, a minimum of 30 months after the harvest, of which 24 on yeasts. After disgorgement, the bottles rest in the cellars for another 3-4 months
COLOUR: A soft pinkish shade, with highlights that veer towards salmon pink and which may vary slightly one year to the next, due to the different degree of ripeness of the pinot nero grapes.
BOUQUET: Intense, of small red fruit, with notes of fruit compote
FLAVOUR: A good structure, fragrant, intense, balanced, excellent persistence and a pleasant body
PERLAGE: Fine and persistent, abundant creamy mousse
SERVE WITH: Recommended throughout the meal, especially with pasta and flavoursome meats, ideal with cheese and desserts.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8° - 10° C
Colour: strong garnet red. Aroma: invitingly open and multi-layered with violets, chocolate, ripe damsons, cloves. Taste: elegant with velvety structure, soft tannins, light bitter almond tones, youthful freshness, rustic elegance, unpretentious yet cosmopolitan: the perfect symbiosis of the traditional and the modern
Without exaggerating: this is an exclusive white wine. Vini - fied the best grapes, maturation in oak casks makes this wine something really special, starting with the strong, golden colour. The fine, elegant aromas are reminiscent of honey produced blossom and tropical fruits. Pleasant vanilla fragrances and a light, buttery taste are noted in the palate. Acidity and smoothness harmonise to make tasting this wine a true pleasure. Indeed, this is a wine to satisfy even the most discerning connosseur. It is an excellent accompaniment to fish dishes, especially fresh water fish.
The Pinot Bianco - the most important and typical of all the South Tyrolean grape varieties - has now been promoted to the top of the St. Valentin range. The St. Valentin has a clear, straw colour with slightly green reflections. It smells delightfully of intensive and typical fruit aromas: ripe app - les and pears combined with melons and a trace of a fine vanilla fragrance. Concentrated and with a wonderful strength and richness, refined and clear in its way, its structure appears refresh- ing despiete the maturation in wood: the Pinot Bianco St. Valentin is a wine which is set to become a real talking point.
Ideal as an aperitif, with all antipasti, but perfect as well with dishes featuring fish, rice, pasta, light meats, full-flavoured fish, and with fresh or medium-aged cheeses.