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 Blanc

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

  • 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 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...

Subregions of Alto Adige

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  • 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...

  • Cantina Terlano

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

  • Endrizzi

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

  • Franz Haas

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

  • Cantina Bolzano

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

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Alto Adige on Snooth

  • 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

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    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


  • 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


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