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...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Blanc

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

Subregions of Alto Adige

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  • Peter Zemmer

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

  • Franz Haas

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

  • Produttori Colterenzio

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

  • Endrizzi

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

  • Cantina Bolzano

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

  • Kupelwieser

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

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Alto Adige on Snooth

  • 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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  • OK, I'm pretty sure this one qualifies for inclusion in this conversation. ... ... Paso Robles is just like Alto Adige.Besides Imagery I think Jacuzzi produces a California Lagrein.  I don't know if there are others.I have to say that on tasting this example. it is clear why there is not a lot of interest in Lagrein-based wines--at least from ... Read More

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  • You can find most any French grape grown somewhere in Italy,I should have known ... educating us, OK, me, about Alto Adige a few years ago I seem to recall that a fair amount of PN is grown in that area.  Am I remembering this correctly?It's been in the mid 80s for about a week here in Diamond Bar.  Some days have been a bit smoggy, other days ... Read More

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  • Travicello Red Blend Vallagarina IGT 2009

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    Wine review by Fazermarks


  • Castelfelder Vom Lehm Gewurztraminer Sudtirol Alto Adige 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Emark, if you want to see an Italian Lagrein, drive over to Orange.  WineX ... ... Lagrein is from Sudtirol/Alto Adige. Me, I had a domestic Graciano from Pierce Ranch, down at the south end of Monterey County/Salinas Valley.  I've had all-Graciano Rioja from Spain.  Oz Clarke thinks Graciano is the best grape of Rioja, but it's difficult to gr... Read More

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  • J. Hofstätter White Blend Alto Adige Südtirol Barthenau Vigna San Michele 2007

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    Un vino strutturato, morbido e grasso che si presta ad essere invecchiato. Il ... trova il clima adatto nell'alto Adige. Al naso ampio, stupisce per la sua salinità e mineralità. Un vino da centellinare, semplicemente stupendo. Un vino avvolgente,polpa ben costruita, equilibrato ed avvolgente. Sentori di rosa selvatica, un esperienza sensori... Read More

    Wine review by 45093Giorgio 45093 Giorgio


  • Alto Adige Gewurztraminer Brenntal 2009

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    intense Nose with elegant fruital and herbal notes, very complex in mouth, very very long lasting. really big wine. Read More

    Wine review by thehans


  • In my honest opinion the Torrentes, Alto Adige Red, and the Robert Biale Zinfandel stole the show.Nice to meet you. Great Event. -William Djubin @ Barolo Ristorante.Also thanks Stacole Wines, Catena and Siduri for your welcome. Read More

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  • Franz Haas Sofi Schiava Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


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