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 ...

  • 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...

Subregions of Alto Adige

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  • Kellerei-Cantina Tramin

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

  • Franz Haas

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

  • Peter Zemmer

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

  • Cantina Terlano

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

  • Cantina Convento Muri-Gries

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

  • Endrizzi

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

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  • Elena Walch Müller-Thurgau Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT 2007

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    The nose is fairly powerful, very floral, with peach and green apple. The grannie smith comes across stronger on the mouth, with strong acidity. A mineral edge helps fill out the body, but it could use something else, a butteriness or hint of oak would have been nice. I would give a 3.5 for aroma and 2 for mouth. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Elena Walch Müller-Thurgau Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT 2007

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    Crisp linens, fresh flowers, clean air on the nose; it's a modest little cottage, freshly prepped for guests. Citrus-and-flint notes throughout, twisty acidity on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Carly Wray


  • Elena Walch Müller-Thurgau Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT 2007

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    Crisp mineral nose with a faint sulfur quality. Moderate-to-high acidity in the mouth with a light body and notes of green peppers and grass. Bizarre almost nonexistent finish. Well made but a little weak overall for me. Read More

    Wine review by 6331solomania9 6331 solomania9


  • Sylvaner Kofererhof Valle Isarco 2007

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    Limes and grass on the nose. Nicely crisp and very mineral (silex). Crisp finish. Nice Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Classic Chardonnay Terlan Cantina Terlan Italien-Alto Adige 2007

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    Subtle and balanced. Drinkable with wide variety of foods. Mild banana/apple ... ... cream taste. Classic alto adige terroir minerality. Lacking the impressive floral nose from the regio Read More

    Wine review by BarkingBigDog


  • Marwood Brut NV

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    this was a great wine,but now i can't find it. help..... Read More

    Wine review by pdsims


  • Red Diamond Winery Merlot Washington 2011

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    Great value red, good nose if you let it breath, nice wine for a weeknight dinner Read More

    Wine review by jtorrisi


  • Weingut Niklas Sudtiroler Lagrein 2005

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    I bought 2 bottles of this over 2 years ago, at which time I cracked one open. I remember it being a delightful wine, full of spicy fruit and gamey flavours, so I was looking forward to opening the second one.The colour had definitely changed. From a deep purple it has matured into deep garnet with a brick rim. On the nose there are notes of dri... Read More

    Wine review by Benzibar


  • Bolognani Armilo Teroldego Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2004

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    My full review:http://enotheque.blogspot.com/2008/03/vino-from-trentino-2005-bolognani.html Read More

    Wine review by enotheque


  • Foradori Teroldego Rotaliano Granato 1995

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    Smoky on the nose with a minor peat note this still shows some wood backed by lovely, smoky fruit with touches of honey-suckle, cool menthol, and dried hay. The aromas are sweet and appealing if a touch animal. On entry this is soft and very juicy with a really fresh cherry fruit tone, and a touch of almond,. This remains fresher and fruitier th... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


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