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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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 ...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Pinot Blanc

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

Subregions of Alto Adige

Popular Wineries in Alto Adige View all

  • 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...

  • J. Hofstätter

    Taking stock of the past ten years I can confidently assert that the exceptional character of our...

  • Franz Haas

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

  • Cantina Terlano

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

  • Produttori Colterenzio

    L'autenticità e l'originalità dei vini di Colterenzio non sono casuali, ma il risultato dell'abil...

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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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  • Alois Lageder 'Riff' Pinot Grigio 2012

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    Perfumed on the nose with gentle dried floral and apple skin notes along with hints of chestnut and dried lemon peel. Round in the mouth without much detail while delivering polleny orchard fruit flavors. There's enough acid here and some mineral note but this is rather boring if cleanly made. 85pts Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2012

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    Tight on the nose with subtle aromas of pressed flowers, citrus pith and pear skin. Fruity with good intensity in the mouth this skirts the limits of a lightweight wine, showing a bit of depth and viscosity on the palate while delivering the classic fresh flavors of crabapple, pear and subtly polleny spice. The finish is edgy and decisive with a... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tenutae Lageder Pinot Grigio Porer 2012

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    Reticent on the nose with hints of soil, wild flowers, honeycomb and dried pear fruit topped with some toasty nuance. Rich on entry, the not insignificant acidity here manages to stay in the background while fully supporting the bright, if earthy fruit flavors on the palate. A lovely nuance of bitter almond appears on the palate adding complexit... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco Dolomiti Italy 2012

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    Earthy and floral with hints of heather and old wood on the nose along with a bit of quince jelly and some melony top notes. A little trapped CO2 lends this a bit of a prickle on the tongue. Its a round wine, though one that maintains good focus with mineral flecked and earthy orchard fruit flavors on the bright palate. A bit short on the finish... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco Haberle 2011

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    Earthy and tight on the nose with hints of river stones, dried peach, dusty soil tones and a hint of linden flower. Elegantly knit together, this is seamless and light on the palate with finely nuanced river stone and old wood nites supporting hints of apricot and lime zest that frames the core of peachy orchard fruit. The finish shows focus an... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • J. Hofstatter Lagrein Alto Adige 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Buck Becker


  • Erste & Neue Schiava Auslese Leuchtenberg 2012

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    This wine had amazing favors and smell. It was light bodied and paired well with a variety of seafood, meat,and vegetarian dishes. Read More

    Wine review by amkirsch


  • Zeni Teroldego 2012

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    Smoky and finely mineral and stemmy on the nose, this does show an impressive array of sweet spice and herbs on the nose which pop early on the palate as well. Theres gorgeous fruit here, bright, complex, and high toned, though the palate lacks the complexity of the nose. Everything wraps up in a clean, light finish. 87pts Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Foradori Fontanasanta Nosiola 2012

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    Mineral and spicy on the nose, this shows better precision and more freshness than the Manzoni Bianco. Entering with great power and focus, this fills the mouth with clean gorgeous expressions of white peach and crisp apple laden with mineral notes and subtle hazelnut accents. Finishing with a mouth cleansing and slightly bracing texture, this ... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2012

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    Best wine EVER!!! Read More

    Wine review by EdsAngel


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