Alto Adige Wine

 

Alto Adige is the north half of the larger region known as Trentino-Alto Adige, in northern Italy. Also known as Sudtirol (South Tyrol), it borders Austria, and is bilingually German and Italian, with many Germanic influences. 
 
The area dates back to the Bronze Age, first inhabited by the Celts, then the Etruscans. The Romans took it over in the 1st century AD. After the fall of the Roman empire, it suffered much of the same fate as other parts of the country as the target of violent invading factions such as the Visigoths. This bi-cultural blend of Italian and German began in the Middle Ages. By the end of World War II, the industrial revolution propelled the region’s infrastructure and economy. The Alto Adige became a popular tourist resort destination, bringing with it, a global appreciation of the region’s wines, cultivated for centuries by monks. The prestigious wine school San Michele all’Adige helped bring the wines to new heights of quality into the Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Lagrein

    First mentioned in the 17th century in the records of the Muri Benedictine monastery, this variety may hail from the ...

Subregions of Alto Adige

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  • Kellerei-Cantina Tramin

    Today the name of Tramin is inextricably linked with the famous Aromatic Traminer wine, or Gewürz...

  • Franz Haas

    We have been producing estate wines since 1880, the year in which the present-day winery was e...

  • Peter Zemmer

    In a winegrowing region whose tradition was already famed during the period of the Roman emperors...

  • Cantina Terlano

    In Terlano, the wine-making tradition dates back more than 2000 years. Mild microclimatic cond...

  • Cantina Convento Muri-Gries

    In the year 1845 Muri-Gries was born, as Benedectine monks from Muri in the Swiss county of Aarga...

  • Endrizzi

    Founded in 1885 by Francesco Endrici (Endrizzi in the local Trentino dialect), today the winery i...

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  • Hello everyone! -- I am new to this forum but wanted to share updated info on ABBAZIA DI NOVACELLA...we are a functioning monastery dating back to 1142 based in Alto Adige (of course!). Famous for our Kerner but also have 24 other wines from which to choose. I just updated all the wines to their current vintage and we are now distributed nationa...

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  • Tramin Chardonnay 2013

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    A hint of nuttiness on the nose is paired with green apple and lemon notes. Very straightforward and approachable palate, mostly notes of lemon and green apple but with a touch of peach as well. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Pinot Bianco Dellago Alto Adige 2013

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    Slight heat on the nose with creamy aromas of almond and vanilla. Very juicy and full bodied in the mouth and showing flavors of banana and melon, lime and a tart finish with citrus pith and cream cheese. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Gewürztraminer Kleinstein Alto Adige 2013

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    Potpourri and lavender blossom on the nose with honey and red apple. Very pronounced juicy apple flavors are quite floral with a touch of tartness and bright acidity with rose petal and a jasmine tea finish. Highly floral. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bozen Pinot Grigio 2014

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    Some salinity and mineral aromas with some fruit flavors of apricot and pear. Burst of fruit flavor in the mouth with flavors of pear and lemon, buoyant acidity and a driving citrus finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • St. Michael Eppan Sanct Valentin Pinot Nero 2009

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    Light and a bit earthier than most Pinots. Black cherry with herbs. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • OK DM, I don't have any specifics but hopefully you'll give me partial ... ... north, possibly Trentino/Alto Adige.Number two - no idea.Number three looks like one of many small Tuscan hill cities.Number four guessing someplace like cinque-terre.Number five - very cool pic.Extra credit - looks like one of the Napa mtns.Last one - not too many ... Read More

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  • Ok, for the last two of five D posted, I'm going to go with Capri for the ... highly sloped, 4th one, and Alto Adige for the 5t Read More

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  • J Hofstatter Pinot Nero Meczan 2012

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    Wine review by ALICEPEARL


  • J Hofstatter Pinot Nero Meczan 2012

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    Wine review by ALICEPEARL


  • Hofstatter Lagrein 2011

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