Sanct Valentin Passito ‘Comtess’ | 2010
Importer Notes: Passito is a term to signify winemaking with dried grapes. In this case the drying happens on the vine as the grapes are not harvested until the end of December.
Grapes: 70% Gewurztraminer 15% Riesling 15% Sauvignon
Vineyard: Vineyards at the foot of Valentin Castle and Pinzano/Montagna.
Vine Age: 20-25 years
Altitude: 330-600 MASL
Soil: Limestone & gravel.
Winemaking: Late harvested in December, soft pressed, fermented in stainless steel and aged in French Oak for one year.
Tasting Notes: Exotic ripe fruits, honeyed and opulent.
Pairings: Fruity desserts, blue cheeses, apple strudel.