Production area: Unterhausen, below Hocheppan Castle.
Position: south-eastern slope at the foot of the Mendel mountain range.
Soil properties: morainic soil with a high stone content and deposits of red clay.
Vine training system: Pergola, vines older than 80 years
Fermentation and finish: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks and following eight months maturing in a large wooden barrel of 55 hectolitres.
Deion of wine: based on its fullness and body, it is an extraordinary Vernatsch.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
yr. 2013 Wine Enthusiast:
89 of 100 Points.
"Wine Enthusiast" has rated the wine "Kellerei St. Pauls 'Passion' Vernatsch Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" the vintage 2013 on 06.01.2015 with 89 of 100 points.
yr. 2012 Vinum Wine Magazine:
15 of 20 Points.
"Vinum Wine Magazine" has rated the wine "Kellerei St. Pauls 'Passion' Vernatsch Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" the vintage 2012 on 01.08.2014 with 15 of 20 points.
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