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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

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  • Kellerei-Cantina Tramin

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

  • Cantina Bolzano

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

  • 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...

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  • Hofstatter "Mezcan" Pinot Nero Alto Adige Italy Pinot Noir 2007

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    Unfortunately this bottle was corked, oxidized beyond the point of consumption. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Colterenzio Schreckbichl Moscato Giallo Pfefferer 2012

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    Interesting muscat from Italy. Tastes like a slightly sweet sauv blanc or maybe a dry to sweet riesling with a touch of grapefruit. Nicely balanced between the citrus, the (very) slight sweetness, refreshing acidity and hint of ripe pear. Great to go with something spicy off the grill on the deck this summer. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Ansitz Waldgries St. Magdalener Classico 2012

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    Wine review by atcher


  • Italy has a huge number of "native" grape varieties, mostly because they got grapes from the Greeks so long ago and they have had so much time to mutate. The southern part of the country was called Oenotria (or Enotria) by the Greeks--land of the vine.  They thought it would be perfect for wine, but, in another irony, the north has turned out to... Read More

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  • Tenutae Lageder Pinot Grigio Porer 2011

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    Earthy, minty and floral on the nose with a bit of butchers wax and some dried citrus and apricot aromas adding fruity complexity. Bright on entry and so well balanced that this is almost weightless in the mouth. the flavors are subtle if complex with hints of starchy beans and carob wrapped up in cool, soft, silky fruit that leads to a nutty an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Hofstatter "Mezcan" Pinot Nero Alto Adige Italy Pinot Noir 2010

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    Smelling a bit beefy and peppery this is a bit of an odd take at first with subtle citrus and pineapple aromas growing in the glass before being joined by tart red cranberry fruit and lemon verbena notes. Theres also a dustiness on the nose and blind I might very well think this to be a white wine. Tart red fruit laced with citrus notes greets t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Kurtatsch Cortaccia Blauburgunder Pinot Nero 2011

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    Intense pinot noir, ruby colour with granat nuances.Clear and trasparent, not very consistent.Not intense at smell, somewhat complex mainly with fruity and flower aromas.Slightly acid, not really salty and fresh. Equilibrated Read More

    Wine review by redpoz


  • Girlan Gewurztraminer Aime 2010

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Hofstatter Pinot Noir Mezcan 2007

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Alois Lageder Pinot Nero Alto Adige Südtirol 2009

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    Wine review by Barberolo


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