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

Popular Wineries in Alto Adige View all

  • 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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  • Niedrist Ignaz Sudritol 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by Strumerika

  • Kris Merlot Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT Heart 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by redatom

  • Dorigati 1858 2006


    Only 2000 magnums of this celebratory wine were produced. Vines are about 30 years old and the wine is a blend of roughly 50% Teroldego/25% Cabernet Sauvignon/ 12% Rebo/12% Gozen. Lovely and very complex on the nose with floral and vegetal undertones to the deep, dark, somewhat mysterious fruit. Rich, soft and dense in the mouth with lovely ac... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Dorigati Grener 2004


    Grener is an old family name on the mothers side that comes from the Val Gardena. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon/ 30% Cabernet Franc/ 20% Carmenere. This is a Riserva bottling and saw 15 months in barrique.Deep dark purple. Dark and earthy on the nose with jammy fruit and notes of charcoal, cocoa and talc adding complexity on the nose. Very d... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Dorigati Cabernet 2005


    As is so typical of the region this is in fact a 50/50 blend of Cab Sauvignon and Cab Franc that sees only Stainless.A lovely ruby color with very typical cassis fruit edged in vegetal tones. Pretty intense aromatics with herbal topnotes and emergent hints of eucalyptus. The entry is wetly fruited with lots of body, soft acidity and ripe tannins... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Dorigati Diedri 2004


    This is Dorigatis Teroldego Riserva and as such is a selection of the finest fruit from the historic Bagolari vineyard that sees 12 months in barrique, ½ new ½ used. The vines average about 35 years old and in some vintages the grapes spend a week or so drying on the vines. One interesting point with this wine is that Dorigati continue to use th... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Dorigati Rebo Rigotti 2005


    Aged only in StainlessTransparent deep ruby. Very youthful, smells like a barrel sample. A touch more on the vegetal Merlot side though with a nice touches of spice and light licorice tones. Light and loose in the mouth with very soft tannins and good acidity that support but light yet pure dark raspberry fruit on the mid-palate that lead to a ... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Dorigati Lagrein Kretzer 2007


    This Rose is very typical of the region and its unusually pale color belie the lovely and intense notes of watermelon, green oily herbs, and mineral tones on the nose. Again clear and clean in the mouth with spicy strawberry fruit upfront, a touch of mineral mouthgrab across the midpalate and a bit of floral and herbaciousness tones on the brisk... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Dorigati Pinot Grigio 2007


    From vines over 15 years of age grown in alluvial soil, a dollop, about 10% is aged in barrique.Really intense nose of pear, spice, apple, and barrel tones greets the nos. The palate is soft, opulent and easy but there is good focus to the very pure flavors of white peach, pear and almost minty spice. This has a clean and crisp finish, which fee... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco Alto Adige Südtirol 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by KettlebellMan

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