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...

  • 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...

  • Lagrein

    First mentioned in the 17th century in the records of the Muri Benedictine monastery, this variety may hail from the ...

Subregions of Alto Adige

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  • Elena Walch

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

  • Cantina Sociale San Paolo

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

  • 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...

  • Kellerei-Cantina Tramin

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

  • Produttori Colterenzio

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

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Alto Adige on Snooth

  • 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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    No written review

    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


  • Vie di Romans Flors di Uis 2006

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    This wine (Vie di Romans) is not from Trentino! It is from FRIULI !!!FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA, exactly. Please modify. Read More

    Wine review by Carla Antonia


  • Cantina Produttori San Michele Appiano Pinot Grigio Anger 2007

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    nice color, beautiful taste, very lovely. Read More

    Wine review by katharinehilliard


  • Torre di Luna Pinot Grigio Venezie IGT 2007

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    A little drier than I prefer, but really enjoyable notes of pear, lemon and orange blossom. Read More

    Wine review by Ibn Shisha


  • Kössler Pinot Nero 2004

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    Light, and crisp taste. A Good wine to go with lighter fare. A bit of a tart finish. Read More

    Wine review by GeekyKhan


  • Alois Lageder Lagrein Alto Adige Südtirol Rosé 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by mnd411


  • Kellerei Cantina Terlan Alto Adige Terlaner Classico 2007

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    This is a very interesting / unique wine. At first, lightly chilled, the taste is extremely light... almost flat and unassumingly flavorless. As the wine warms to room temp, it goes through several levels of transformation to become a much brighter, citris, floral and fruit forward white wine. Wonderful with food, it was light enough to not be o... Read More

    Wine review by HB Carter


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