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A bright yellow star

One of Eppan’s premium wines

 
Hans Terzer
Winemaker
Hans Terzer acts as a seismograph for the wine world of South Tyrol: he is one of the most respected cellar masters in the area and chairs the Association of South Tyrolean Cellar Masters. Since 1977 he is cellar master at the St. Michael | Eppan winery. 1997 he was cited among the “Top Ten Winemakers of the World” by the Gambero Rosso.
 
 
"Weissburgunder develops its fruity and fresh aromas with a pleasant acidity on the palate. Eppan offers ideal conditions for this wine, which is a favourite for every occasion."
Cellar masters, winegrowers and wine lovers are all agreed: Eppan is the perfect location for the Weissburgunder grape. With its microclimate, gravelly soils and ideal locations, everything comes beautifully together to produce quality grape juice from this variety, known since the 14th century. Popular legend has it that no less than Archduke John of Austria cultivated the first Weissburgunder vines in South Tyrol, back in 1852. “It contains fruit and a classy acidity; the wines are quite delicate but lack nothing in body”, says Luis Raifer, the pioneering head of the winery Schreckbichl, who ought to know. One of the most famous Eppan winemakers on international levels, the multiple award-winning Hans Terzer, also owes his greatest successes to the Weissburgunder and its gleaming, golden-yellow hues. Some 475 hectares of South Tyrol’s vineyards are dedicated to Weissburgunder, or somewhat more than 9% of the total cultivated area: the main growing areas for this widespread variety are to be found in particular in Germany’s Rhine-Hesse, Baden and Palatinate regions, as well as in Alsace and Burgundy in France.

CHARACTERISTICS WEISSBURGUNDER

Character
: a balanced aroma, with a substantial acidity that vies with a velvety softness and refreshing, fruity intermediate tones. A dry, fuller taste, with scents ranging from apple, apricot and pears to citrus fruits, nuts and light tones of cedar wood.

Recommendation: a refreshing wine for every occasion and a favourite with food. Ideally suited for serving with fish, dumpling dishes and light starters. Serving temperature between 10 and 12 °C.
 
 
 
 

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