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 »

Varietals Produced in Alto Adige - Südtirol View all

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Alto Adige - Südtirol View all

  • Kellerei-Cantina Tramin

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

  • Endrizzi

    Founded in 1885 by Francesco Endrici (Endrizzi in the local Trentino dialect), today the winery i...

  • Cantina Convento Muri-Gries

    In the year 1845 Muri-Gries was born, as Benedectine monks from Muri in the Swiss county of Aarga...

  • Cantina Bolzano

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

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  • Ferrari Trento Brut 2005

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    A racy Italian sparkler made with second fermentation in the bottle. I'm not a big prosecco fan, but this isn't prosecco (though it's also from northern Italy). It's serious bubbles at a decent price! Read More

    Wine review by Erica Landin


  • Goldmuskateller Moscato Giallo DOC Süss 2011

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    Nice floral, fennel pollen and lightly red fruited nose with honey comb top notes. This really does have a remarkably floral and rd fruited aromatic profile. On entry this has a nice texture, a bit slick, smooth in the mouth with a very fine polyphenolic bitterness up front and then nice quince fruit with hints of melon, nice sweet almond notes ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Girlan Moscato Rosa Pasithea Rosa 2010

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    Gorgeous nose, roses, honey, citrus blossom, cardamom, tea, orange pekoe, intense, complex, lovely fresh balance, good acidity, this is really well balanced, juicy muscat flavors topped with floral notes and hints of sweet red raspberry fruit, long finish with notes of wild strawberry, killer stuff. 93pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Sauvignon DOC Premstaller 2008

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    Chalky on the nose with some old wood notes, lime fruit, light ripe herb base notes, nicely fresh on the palate, easy with long mineral and citrus pith, almost pineapple fruit on the zesty finish. This really does offer a nice combination of very ripe fruit flavors with tense minerality 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Sauvignon DOC Premstaller 2011

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    This has a great nose full of ripe fruit with a hint of herbs and very Sancerre like, though there is a bit too much SO2. Opulent in the mouth, powerful yet not fruity, this offers up a little dusty minerality and good acidity supporting brisk citrus and green fruits. The mineral finish, lacks a touch of depth, and over all this shows a very rip... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Colterenzio Schreckbichl Sauvignon Blanc Alto Adige Sudtirol Lafoa 2010

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    Lime and sweet herbal notes on the nose are joined by toast nutty base notes. This is broad, in the mouth with lots of lime on the palate. Rich and powerful this offers up good acidity which does not overwhelm the wines lovely sweetness to the orchard fruit, golden raspberry, and melon flavors which features a hint of coconut, and a shadow of go... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • J. Hofstätter Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Südtirol 2009

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    Floral with stemmy base notes then smoky with a hint of honey, some earthiness and a nice gentle sandlewood accent over lightly burnished red cherry fruit. On entry this is supple, elegant and brightly fruited with a bit of stemmy wood sticking out a bit. The finish is long and elegant with bright acids adding cut to the burnished raspberry frui... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tiefenbrunner Feldmarschall Von Fenner 2011

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    Bottled in July 2012, to be sold in February 2013 , 3 ha between 10 and 20 years oldSuper fine nose of lemon verbena, a hint of cut grass, low floral notes, spicy flowers, laser like acids cut through a rather rich and powerfully built mouthfeel that's showing apricot, slightly exotic orchard fruit and sour apple flavors, texturally this is a ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Pinot Grigio DOC Söll 2010

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    Waxy on the nose and a little spicy with white pepper accenting golden apple fruit. On entry this is opulent and rich with a little viscosity obvious here. This is quite ripe but fresh with lots of weighty heirloom apple fruit and good minerality on the backend and through the rather long finish, super intense finish which shows some fine powder... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Venezie IGT 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Willard Cook


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