Wine Review: St. Michael-Eppan, AA Sauvignon “Sanct Valentin” DOC 2013

St. Michael-Eppan, Alto Adige Sauvignon "Sanct Valentin" DOC Image courtesy of St. Michael-Eppan

 

 

Looking for a special wine for Valentine’s Day? Here is one to consider, a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Italy’s northeast region of Alto Adige: St. Michael-Eppan, Alto Adige Sauvignon “Sanct Valentin” DOC 2013.

Check out our full review and… Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

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St. Michael-Eppan, Alto Adige Sauvignon "Sanct Valentin" DOC Image courtesy of St. Michael-Eppan St. Michael-Eppan, AA Sauvignon “Sanct Valentin” DOC
Image courtesy of St. Michael-Eppan

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there is just no other wine that comes to mind than St. Michael-Eppan, Alto Adige Sauvignon “Sanct Valentin” DOC 2013 ($34) 😉 So, that is the wine that we are going to review today.

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! 😉

The Bottom Line

Overall, the Sauvignon Sanct Valentin was very good: it had an expressive bouquet with tertiary aromas well under control (thanks to its being aged mostly in stainless steel) and a great, coherent mouthfeel, where its high ABV and gentle smoothness were perfectly balanced by its intense sapidity and zippy acidity.

Rating: Very Good and Recommended Very Good – $$

(Explanation of our Rating and Pricing Systems)

About the Grape Variety and the Appellation

Sauvignon Blanc is a white-berried grape variety originating from France.

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6 thoughts on “Wine Review: St. Michael-Eppan, AA Sauvignon “Sanct Valentin” DOC 2013

  1. sabine

    The Alto Adige region is not far from here, a 3 hours car ride maybe. So I´ve had the opportunity to spend a few short trips and holidays there, mostly doing biking tours with my husband, which provided us with a big appetite in the evening to enjoy the local food and wine of course! I didn´t know there was a Saint Valentin vineyard, how perfect for the upcoming occasion!

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    1. Stefano Post author

      How wonderful, Sabine, that you are so close by Alto Adige! It really is a beautiful region with some breathtaking landscapes, good food and very good wine.

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  2. Dina

    I love Sauvignon Blanc, Stefano. This one I looked up immediately at my wine merchant, but sorry, it’s not available. So I decided to treat ourselves with your recommendation SB NZ Cloudy Bay, very much looking forward to this outstanding wine that I hadn’t heard of.:-)
    Cheers, dear friend,
    wishing you and yours a Happy Valentine’s day! 🙂
    Dina & Klausbernd

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    1. Stefano Post author

      Thank you, dear Dina: I am sorry that you will not be able to taste the Sanct Valentin this time around, but please let me know how you like the Cloudy Bay: I *love* it and look forward to your opinion! Enjoy and be merry, you guys – and Happy Valentine’ Day to you too! 🙂
      Love,
      Stefano

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  3. maureenjenner

    I could imagine my late husband uttering his classic toast on Valentine’s, ‘Here’s to your eyes…’ Too long a story for a short comment, but appropriate to mention on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

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