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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Kupelwieser

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

  • 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...

  • Cantina Convento Muri-Gries

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

  • 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...

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Alto Adige on Snooth

  • If you are in the Santa Barbara area August 5 - check out Passort to Wine. Monthy tasting at Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro - 5 wines plus food pairings.07 Chateau de Manissy, Cuvee Les Lys, Tavel FR07 Gassier, Sables D'Azur, Cotes de Provence, FR06 Terlano, Lagrein Rosé, Alto-Adige, IT08 SoloRosa, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA... Read More

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  • Colverde Trentino Chardonnay D.O.C 2008

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    I was surprised with this one, which I picked up to make risotto and found myself taking glass after glass and not opening the other wine I thought I would drink. A cool, crisp alpine Chardonnay made near the northern Italian Alps: Crisp green apple, a touch if pineapple, quince and some great citrus zing. Alpine Chardonnay with personality, b... Read More

    Wine review by enotheque


  • Pojer E Sandri White Blend Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT Besler Biank 2004

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    I love this wine very much. It is unforgettable green yellow color. The taste is dry and gorgeous.The bouquet is complex with hints recalling vanilla, almonds, toasted hazelnuts, hay, musk and flint. Grapes are Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. Read More

    Wine review by nobsnoos


  • Cavit Winery Pinot Grigio Cavit Collection 2007

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    Ive drank alot of white wine and this was by far the worst $10.49 I've ever spent in my wine drinking days. I felt as if I could have spend $1 and drank rubbing alchohol and saved the loot. It taste very airy and rye. It was punishment to my taste buds. Read More

    Wine review by Menage a trois


  • Tramin Pinot Bianco Termeno NV

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    Wine review by Cathleen


  • Cantina Produttori San Michele Appiano Pinot Grigio Anger 2007

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    This is lovely with deep fruit, mineral, earth, lots of spice, zesty, white chalky earth, lots of fine tea tones, crisp Williams pears, a bit dusty, a bit of pollen, a hint of animal fur, very nice array of complex and measured aromatics, In a rich style, lots of orchard fruits, a big pear note, lots of spice tones, a bit fleshy, excellent balan... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • St. Michael Eppan Riesling Montiggl 2007

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    With a very lean almost lemony nose that hints at almond and grapefruit pith and grows to include some peach and crushed rock as well this is subtle and intriguing. Vibrant acidity which quickly integrates with lovely, ripe peach and apple fruit s that are restrained and a bit citrus with some pineapple tones, and hints of pignoli nuts, and a ve... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Conte Ottavio Piccolomini Travicello Vallagarina IGT 2003

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    excellent, smooth red, best ive ever tasted. with or without food, it's a pleasure to drink....down to my last bottle...can't find anymore!! Read More

    Wine review by lynnshah


  • Mezzacorona Chardonnay Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT 2005

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    Best wine I've ever tasted...goes with Steak, Fish Or Chicken. There is no wine like this one. Read More

    Wine review by kelsberg


  • St Michael Eppan Pinot Grigio Linea Selezione Anger 2007

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    Some thin herbaceous notes leads to sweet grapefruit citrus, pear & grass over toast. Read More

    Wine review by ekw590


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