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...

  • Pinot Blanc

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Lagrein

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

  • Chardonnay

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

Subregions of Alto Adige

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  • J. Hofstätter

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

  • Cantina Bolzano

      Young and full of vision for the future … … but at the same time steeped in the traditio...

  • Franz Haas

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

  • Elena Walch

    Elena Walch – the wine style is as elegant as the name. Encouraging quality and innovation, Ele...

  • Cantina Convento Muri-Gries

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

  • Kupelwieser

    Since 1878, when Fritz Kupelwieser founded a wine brokerage business, more than a century has ela...

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Alto Adige on Snooth

  • 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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  • Bozen Sauvignon Mock Sudtirol Alto Adige 2014


    Warm banana and papaya notes with sharp spice and heat. Touches of grass and lemon on the attack, but still some softness here and pleasant minerality, this is softly vegetal and showing green apple and dried apricot. Enjoyably refreshing, but falls off slightly on the finish.88 pts Read More

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  • A Nice Snooth Link HERE. Thanks GDPA real Northern Italian red wine, Alto Adige Lagrein.  Read More

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  • Tramin Sauvignon 2014


    Fruity aromas of nectarine and lemon on the nose with some light green herb. Fresh and acidic on entry, with grapefruit and lime taking the lead and some lemon pith around the edges melting into a touch of toast and spice towards the finish of this well made wine. Lengthy finish has a touch more of the bitterness of citrus pith.88 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Tramin Pinot Grigio 2014


    Floral bouquet of orange blossom and tangerine. Palate is juicy and fresh due to the cooler climate, with lemon and green apple flavors and good acidity and spice ticking the palate with some additional floral notes and a pop of tart citrus which melts into a yeasty finish. Read More

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  • Tiefenbrunner Pinot Nero Turmhof 2013


    Light red cherry aromas. Showing more full in the mouth, with creamy red cherry notes, some licorice and baking spice. This is a refreshing and easy drinking bottle with bright red fruit, bracing acidity, tart cranberry flavors, medium tannins and a chewy finish.88 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Terrance - here are some others you might want to try.Milbrandt, Chateau St. ... ... the producers in  Alto Adige, are the better ones.From Alsace, where it's probably most famous, there's Hugel, Sparr, Trimbach and Zind Humbrecht, but most of those have become pretty pricey these days. Still, if you hunt, you can get them on sale sometimes a... Read More

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  • Abbazia di Novacella Kerner 2011


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • Tiefenbrunner Chardonnay 2014


    This is an extremely enjoyable Italian chardonnay. This has some nice lemon peel on the nose. The flavor profile has the same along with lemon cream, a touch of green apple and just a hint of white pepper. This is fermented in stainless and concrete - no oak, so the acidity is right up front and the finish is medium long. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Sanct Valentin Sauvignon 2008


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • Franz Haas Pinot Nero 2008


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    Wine review by Teppo

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