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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  • Lagrein

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

  • 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...

  • 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 Terlano

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

  • Kellerei-Cantina Tramin

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

  • Produttori Colterenzio

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

  • J. Hofstätter

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

  • Cantina Convento Muri-Gries

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

  • Elena Walch

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

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Alto Adige on Snooth

  • Foradori Teroldego 2012

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    Hints of wood help frame the blackberry and a little blueberry fruit of the nose. In the mouth this is a bit tannic, even a bit hard today with good intensity to the juicy blackberry fruit that shows a slightly candied edge in the mouth and fades away on the modest finish. Attractive but not terribly distinctive. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Foradori Teroldego 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • 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


  • Foradori Fontanasanta Nosiola 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Zeni Teroldego 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2012

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    Best wine EVER!!! Read More

    Wine review by EdsAngel


  • Hofstatter "Mezcan" Pinot Nero Alto Adige Italy Pinot Noir 2007

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    Unfortunately this bottle was corked, oxidized beyond the point of consumption. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Colterenzio Schreckbichl Moscato Giallo Pfefferer 2012

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    Interesting muscat from Italy. Tastes like a slightly sweet sauv blanc or maybe a dry to sweet riesling with a touch of grapefruit. Nicely balanced between the citrus, the (very) slight sweetness, refreshing acidity and hint of ripe pear. Great to go with something spicy off the grill on the deck this summer. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Helene.  I was totally unfamiliar with Luna ... ... that they are from the Alto Adige region gives me a lot of respect.  I am not a big fan of Pinot Grigio except for Alto Adige examples.  There is no denying that they are excellen Read More

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  • Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2012

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    Really nice Italian pinot grigio. A bit more stone fruit and softer acidity than your normal pinot gris. This comes across more like a Napa Sauv Blanc, well balanced and fresh but not overly citrusy. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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