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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Produttori Colterenzio

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

  • Kupelwieser

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

  • J. Hofstätter

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

  • Endrizzi

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

  • Elena Walch

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

  • Alois Lageder

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

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Alto Adige on Snooth

  • Riesling Peter Zemmer 2011


    Dry. Aromas of lime zest, Petrol, calcium and limestone. The fruit and minerality are well balanced. Medium bodied with high acidity. Read More

    Wine review by stephen2208

  • Terlano Primo 2011


    Only sees big oak, one year on lees Fruity on the nose though with a cool green peach and mango fruit character that is immersed in dusty notes of pollen, mineral and white pepper. Clear on entry with a, tight, layered core of white peach and apricot fruit that leads to a rich finish. Resonant with vibrant minerality a downright salty on the fin... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Pinot Biano Vorberg Cantina Terlano Bin-End! 2005


    Very floral with a rather yeast influenced bouquet that is dusty showing a bit of melon and hints of blue flowers and verbena. Bright, ripe and broad if clear on the plate with rich mineral laced white fruits. Cool, long and compressed on the moderately long finish this is quartzy and transparent. 92pts Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • 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

  • Meczan Pinot Nero Blauburgunder Alto Adige J. Ho 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

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