Alto Adige - Südtirol 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...

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  • 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...

  • Cantina Bolzano

      Young and full of vision for the future … … but at the same time steeped in the traditio...

  • Kellerei-Cantina Tramin

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

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  • Tramin Pinot Grigio 2014

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    Floral bouquet of orange blossom and tangerine. Palate is juicy and fresh due to the cooler climate, with lemon and green apple flavors and good acidity and spice ticking the palate with some additional floral notes and a pop of tart citrus which melts into a yeasty finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tiefenbrunner Pinot Nero Turmhof 2013

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    Light red cherry aromas. Showing more full in the mouth, with creamy red cherry notes, some licorice and baking spice. This is a refreshing and easy drinking bottle with bright red fruit, bracing acidity, tart cranberry flavors, medium tannins and a chewy finish.88 pts Read More

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  • Tramin Chardonnay 2013

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    A hint of nuttiness on the nose is paired with green apple and lemon notes. Very straightforward and approachable palate, mostly notes of lemon and green apple but with a touch of peach as well. Read More

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  • Bozen Pinot Grigio 2014

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    Some salinity and mineral aromas with some fruit flavors of apricot and pear. Burst of fruit flavor in the mouth with flavors of pear and lemon, buoyant acidity and a driving citrus finish. Read More

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  • J Hofstatter Pinot Nero Meczan 2012

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    Wine review by ALICEPEARL


  • J Hofstatter Pinot Nero Meczan 2012

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    Wine review by ALICEPEARL


  • Hofstatter Lagrein 2011

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    Wine review by ALICEPEARL


  • J. Hofstatter Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Sudtirol 2012

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    Wine review by cathyg


  • OK, I'm pretty sure this one qualifies for inclusion in this conversation.  Lagrein is pretty unsusal for a California wine (like this one), but, who's kiiding who, with the exception of the Sudtirol, it is pretty much an unusual wine from anyplace. And, of course, Paso Robles is just like Alto Adige.Besides Imagery I think Jacuzzi produces a Ca... Read More

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  • Castelfelder Vom Lehm Gewurztraminer Sudtirol Alto Adige 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


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