VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay
NAME: Graf von Meran
VINEYARD: Meran, Marling, Tscherms, Lana 400 - 550m
AGE OF WINE: 15 - 45 years
VINE CULTIVATION: Guyot (Wire-frame)
YIELD: 55 hl/ha
HARVEST: End of September
AGING: Alcoholic fermentation in small stainless steel tanks of 40 hl. Then storage on fine yeast for 6 months. Partial malolactic.
VINTNERS COMMENT: Bright greenish-yellow, aroma of pear, peach and a little bit of banana, beautiful richness, racy acidity, juicy long finish.
A wine with international style, produced only in good years the best grapes. This vouches for its excellent reputation. The wine has a gold-yellow colour, with a pronounced vanilla tone that arises its maturation in small oak casks and strong aromas of ripe fruits, this Chardonnay also establishes itself on the palate, strong and rich, with a pleasant fullness of body. Its refinement is especially distinguished and sets it apart. A Chardonnay for those who are seeking an especially unique wine, to enjoy either by itself or as companion to refined dishes of sophisticated cuisines, and one which will turn into an even more special experience after several years of additional maturation in the bottle.
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.
The colour: dark ruby. A smell of raspberries and strawberries, a grace of blackberries. A complicated and, nevertheless, harmonious body, severity and acid in the unison, hard and concentrated. A velvety, persistent departure.
The Palestina is a red wine with an especially heavy bouquet and a complex array of tannins. Color: a deep garnet-red color. Aroma: concentraded fruity aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants with a hint of roasted coffee. Taste: Warm, mineral and smooth tannins, pronounced structure and lingering finish.
Colour: garnet-red with violet hues; Aroma: intense aroma of bitter chocolate and cherries; Taste: silky with soft nuances of French oak adding depth and complexity, good acidity, full-bodied and very persistent. Good aging potential.