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...

  • 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 ...

  • Pinot Blanc

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

  • 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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  • J. Hofstätter

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

  • Produttori Colterenzio

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

  • Cantina Sociale San Paolo

    Wine is one of the mankind’s earliest stimulants for the pleasures of life. The growing of wine h...

  • Endrizzi

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

  • Kellerei-Cantina Tramin

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

  • Alois Lageder

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

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Alto Adige on Snooth

  • Terlan Sauvignon Blanc 1992


    No maloDeep and aromatic with huge aromas of cut grass, gooseberry, passionfruit and salty minerality. This is so precise, fresh and bright on the palate with a little leesy roundness adding a touch of richness around an ethereal core. Superbly balanced with a touch of mouthgrab on the backend leading to a long finish rich with hints of pineap... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Siris 2013


    Harvest 2009 Degorgement 2013Nose showing apple and flowers,with a background of yeast and dried fruit. Read More

    Wine review by holly75

  • Conte Ottavio Piccolomini Travicello Vallagarina IGT 2004


    Its on my "best ever list" very smooth Read More

    Wine review by Moulin

  • Hofstatter Barthenau Pinot Nero Alto 2008


    Subtly sweet on the nose with hints of pine nuts, bergamot tea, dried mushroom and lichen covered rocks topped with some fine sage, smoke and maduro tobacco notes. elegant and tense in the mouth, there are some fine tannins here keeping this firm on the palate which delivers lovely layered black tea, dried cranberry, and softly toasty oak spice... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • St. Michael-Eppan Sauvignon Blanc Sanct Valentin Italy 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by Eva Elisabeth

  • Ansitz Waldgries St. Magdalener Classico 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by atcher

  • Kupelwieser Pinot Grigio Alfio Moriconi Selection Alto Adige 2006


    I had the 2011. Very smooth, not overwhelming with sweetness, pear and apple flavors. Definitely enjoyed. Read More

    Wine review by rlb4227

  • Abbazia di Novacella Kerner 2011


    Weihnachten 2013 Papi Read More

    Wine review by fleppy

  • Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio 2012


    Christmas 2013, Binny's. Super Bowl party. I hope to get a taste (sharing with no one) of bottle #2 in the cellar. Bottle #2, went with us to Power's house, 3/22/14, again said the Wine Nazi, "No wine for you". Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Recovered enough to go out to dinner with friends.  We started with a half ... have any Lagrein at all--the Alto Adige reds were Vernatsch or Pinot Nero.  If you wanted to drop heavier dollars, they had some aged wines at the front of the list that were pretty tempting.  The kinds of things you might have at a "Drink Greg's Wine" event. Tonight... Read More

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