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 ...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

Subregions of Alto Adige

Popular Wineries in Alto Adige View all

  • Cantina Sociale San Paolo

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

  • Cantina Terlano

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

  • Kupelwieser

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

  • Elena Walch

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

  • Franz Haas

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

  • Cantina Convento Muri-Gries

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

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  • Cavit Collection Pinot Noir Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT 2008

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    Wine review by sjsimmons


  • Alois Lageder Chardonnay Alto Adige Südtirol Löwengang 2006

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    Very fine Chardonnay, with lots of butter and fat. Vert much enjoyed this fantastic wine ceveral times, also different vintages. tending towards some burgundy whites, a full body and heavy on the palate. comes very highly recomended. Read More

    Wine review by Michael Arts


  • Dorigati Diedri 2004

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    Ruby red color in the glass. The nose is pleasantly earthy and smoky with roasted meats and blackberry. Currants, licorice and baking spices on the palate with a long black current, mouth coating finish... yet retains liveliness from a zesty acidity from start to finish Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Dorigati Teroldego Rotaliano Diedri 1997

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    Medium red in the glass. Unexpected nose with kiwi, comkwat and smoking wood. The palate show citrus, orange rind and grapefruit. A really odd performance but really fun and interesting. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Heinrich Mayr Nusserhof Tyroldego Vino da Tavola 2006

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    A deep dark red in the glass. The nose is full of raspberry, plum, leather and a bit of rubber. The palate is where this really came to life for me as it showed a tremendous amount of fruit but all kept in check by brisk acidity. Blackberry, blueberry, cranberry and sometimes sour apple. It seemed to change with every sip. Citrus rind and pepper... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Adami Prosecco Garbel 13

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    Wine review by timka


  • Cavit Winery Pinot Grigio Cavit Collection 2008

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    I live in the Bronx but work in Manhattan and so didn't know what kind of wines I'd find in my local store. I bought this and am happily surprised. I love very dry wines and this delivers. And the price was right. I recommend it. Great alone or I'm sure it would go very well with a meal. I'm sipping it on Christmas Eve 2009 and it is a most... Read More

    Wine review by bozron2000


  • Foradori Teroldego Rotaliano Premier 2006

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    This wine from the base of the alps fills the nose with smoke and moss, followed by a flavors that remind of Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt wines of near-by Austria, but more mellow and a wider range of tastes. Very much a food wine but enjoyable to sip and savor. Read More

    Wine review by AdamJefferson


  • La Cadalora Chardonnay Vallagarina IGT 2000

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    Wine review by Rolando2012


  • Pinot Nero Alto Adige Barthenau Vigna S. Urbano 1999

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    The nose was full of dark red fruits, fall leaves, caramel, musk and damp earth. It was hard to take my nose from this glass as it continued to evolve over the course of the meal. On the palate it was soft and elegant while showing black cherry, plum and extra dark chocolate. All of this was carried gracefully by this wine's brisk acidity, wh... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


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