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...

  • 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...

  • Lagrein

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

  • 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

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  • Kellerei-Cantina Tramin

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

  • J. Hofstätter

    Taking stock of the past ten years I can confidently assert that the exceptional character of our...

  • Kupelwieser

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

  • Alois Lageder

    Alois Lageder produces four different groups of wines: Classic Wines, Single Vineyard Wines, Biod...

  • Cantina Terlano

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

  • Franz Haas

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

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Alto Adige on Snooth

  • Hello everyone! -- I am new to this forum but wanted to share updated info on ABBAZIA DI NOVACELLA...we are a functioning monastery dating back to 1142 based in Alto Adige (of course!). Famous for our Kerner but also have 24 other wines from which to choose. I just updated all the wines to their current vintage and we are now distributed nationa...

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  • Castelfelder Vom Lehm Gewurztraminer Sudtirol Alto Adige 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Emark, if you want to see an Italian Lagrein, drive over to Orange.  WineX ... ... Lagrein is from Sudtirol/Alto Adige. Me, I had a domestic Graciano from Pierce Ranch, down at the south end of Monterey County/Salinas Valley.  I've had all-Graciano Rioja from Spain.  Oz Clarke thinks Graciano is the best grape of Rioja, but it's difficult to gr... Read More

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  • Elena Walch Lagrein 2012

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    Impressed... 1st taste of an Alto Adige Red. Molto Bene Elena Walch Vineyards. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • J. Hofstätter White Blend Alto Adige Südtirol Barthenau Vigna San Michele 2007

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    Un vino strutturato, morbido e grasso che si presta ad essere invecchiato. Il ... trova il clima adatto nell'alto Adige. Al naso ampio, stupisce per la sua salinità e mineralità. Un vino da centellinare, semplicemente stupendo. Un vino avvolgente,polpa ben costruita, equilibrato ed avvolgente. Sentori di rosa selvatica, un esperienza sensori... Read More

    Wine review by 45093Giorgio 45093 Giorgio


  • Alto Adige Gewurztraminer Brenntal 2009

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    intense Nose with elegant fruital and herbal notes, very complex in mouth, very very long lasting. really big wine. Read More

    Wine review by thehans


  • Elena Walch Lagrein 2012

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    First taste of this varietal from Alto Adige and I was amazed... Reaching... but I would like to have this wine available at my venue. (Barolo Ristorante) USA should learn about this Piedmont Red. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • In my honest opinion the Torrentes, Alto Adige Red, and the Robert Biale Zinfandel stole the show.Nice to meet you. Great Event. -William Djubin @ Barolo Ristorante.Also thanks Stacole Wines, Catena and Siduri for your welcome. Read More

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  • Franz Haas Sofi Schiava Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2013

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    Really nice Italian pinot grigio. A bit more stone fruit and softer acidity than your normal pinot gris. This comes across more like a Napa Sauv Blanc, well balanced and fresh but not overly citrusy. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Alois Lageder 'Riff' Pinot Grigio 2012

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    Perfumed on the nose with gentle dried floral and apple skin notes along with hints of chestnut and dried lemon peel. Round in the mouth without much detail while delivering polleny orchard fruit flavors. There's enough acid here and some mineral note but this is rather boring if cleanly made. 85pts Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


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