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...

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  • Elena Walch

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

  • Cantina Bolzano

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

  • Cantina Terlano

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

  • Alois Lageder

    Alois Lageder produces four different groups of wines: Classic Wines, Single Vineyard Wines, Biod...

  • Peter Zemmer

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

  • Produttori Colterenzio

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

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  • 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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  • Hofstatter Lagrein 2011

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  • Pinot Bianco Hofstatter 2012

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  • J. Hofstatter Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Sudtirol 2012

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    Wine review by cathyg


  • Santa Margherita Alto Adige Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Wine review by hransom


  • Kris Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Clean and crisp aromas of green apple, lemon and pear. Quite tart flavors here, holding just enough acidity to keep it fresh and lively in the mouth. Flavors are very citrus driven, with mostly lemon and lime, but there's some honeydew melon notes and a touch of pine nuts as well to round out the flavors. Read More

    Wine review by 2Mark Angelillo 2 Mark Angelillo


  • Ok, ok, that never happened.. No Ott or Tuscan Rose vs. our wine list. ... ... vs. SBlanc NZ or PGrigio Alto Adig Read More

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