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Alto Adige

Alto AdigeAlto Adige, the northernmost region of the peninsula,The Barrique Cellar of St Michael Eppan was ceded to Italy in 1919 after World War I. Though Italian by nationality, its inhabitants are predominantly of German and Austrian descent. Wine is taken very seriously in this region, which is responsible for 17 percent of the nation's wine production. The land is mountainous, with craggy peaks, sloping valleys, breathtaking views, regal German architecture, and manicured vineyards. However, only four percent of the land is suitable for agriculture. Many producers rely on cooperative farming for their grape production because large vineyard blocks are physically impossible due to its geographic limitations.

Alto Adige focuses on native varietals like Pinot Bianco, Muller Thurgau, Sylvaner, and Pinot Grigio; as well as reds like Nosiola, Marzemino, Schiava, and Teroldego. They have also gained recognition for international whites like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio; and international reds like Cabernet, Merlot, and Pinot Noir (or as the label indicates, Blauburgunder). The main distinction between Alto Adige and its neighbor, Trentino, is the organization of their wineries. The majority of Trentino wine production is the hands of large cooperative wineries that produce an incredible volume and maintain affordable prices despite such high quality. One element of Alto Adige's success may be the contrast between warm daytime temperatures and cooler evening hours, which allows for optimal growth and a longer maturation period, and creates depth, complexity, and balanced acidity in the wine. At Siena Imports, we regard this tiny region as "la punta di diamante" (tip of the diamond) in our portfolio.

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St. Michael Eppan
http://www.stmichael.it/

Sanct Valentin Sauvignon

Established in 1907, The St. Michael Eppan winery continues to produce the top wines of the Alto Adige region. The Kellermeister (wine maker) Hans Terzer, also known as the "Lion of Alto Adige", dedicates his life's work in guiding 355 members with over 840 acres to grow the most suitable grapes designated by their vineyard locations. The worldly "Sauvignon, Sanct Valentin" (Sauvignon Blanc) has won the coveted TRE BICCHIERI award 10 years in succession in Italy’s GAMBERO ROSSO guide.

Siena Imports St Michael Eppan Wines
ST. MICHAEL EPPAN
http://www.stmichael.it/
White Wine:
Pinot Bianco “Schulthauser” - D.O.C.
Pinot Grigio - D.O.C.
Pinot Grigio "Anger" - D.O.C.
Sauvignon "Lahn"- D.O.C.
Reisling "Montiggl" - D.O.C.
Red Wine:
Lagrein - D.O.C.
Pinot Nero - D.O.C.
Cabernet - D.O.C
Cabernet Riserva - D.O.C.
Schiava 'Sattel' Lago Di Caldaro Scelto - D.O.C.
Siena Imports Sanct Valentin Wines
SANCT VALENTIN

http://www.stmichael.it/
White Wine:
Pinot Bianco - D.O.C.
Pinot Grigio - D.O.C.
Chardonnay - D.O.C.
Sauvignon - D.O.C.
Gewurztraminer - D.O.C.
Red Wine:
Cabernet - D.O.C.
Lagrein - D.O.C.
Pinot Nero - D.O.C.
Comtess - D.O.C.