Trentino-alto Adige Wine

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Trentino-Alto Adige is in the north section of Italy, bordering the Austrian and Swiss Alps. It is comprised of two autonomous provinces: Trentino lies to the south, with its capital Trento. This is the culturally Italian portion of the region. Alto Adige in the north, some call it Sudtirol, is mostly German-speaking, long considered part of Austria. Its main city is Bolzano. 
 
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 elevated 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 Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Trentino-alto Adige View all

  • Pinot Nero

    Pinot Noir synonym, especially in Italy. See Pinot Noir.

  • 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...

  • 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 Trentino-alto Adige

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  • Cantina di Aldeno

    The history of Aldenese wine-growing can be traced back over to several centuries ago, when along...

  • Pravis

    We work within nature to give value to a patrimony born of grueling work, of challenges to us as ...

  • Santa Margherita

    Eighty years of “actual” history, but more than two centuries of business activity in the Vene...

  • Azienda Agricola Elisabetta Foradori

    The cliffs of the Adige Valley change their appearance as the light shifts across them: awe inspi...

  • Barone de Cles

    The Piana Rotaliana is located in the heart of the charming Trentino landscape, whose mainly feat...

  • St. Michael Eppan

    St. Michael Eppan, the innovative Winery situated along the Wine Route, is considered one of the ...

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Trentino-alto Adige on Snooth

  • Dorigati Diedri 2004

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  • Dorigati Pinot Grigio 2007

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    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


  • Marwood Brut NV

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  • Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT 2006

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    Really nice Pinot Grigio from the Dolomiti Mountain area in Northeastern Italy. This pale yellow wine has a nose of honeyed citrus with a tinge of spice. Fruity mouth feel of orange zest, peach and nectarine with crisp, clean, citrus acid intervention with a lengthy finish. Theres a lot going on here and if I can just get a consistent supply jus... Read More

    Wine review by treg906


  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Alto Adige NV

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  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Alto Adige NV

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    Wine review by TennIrish



  • Bolognani Nosiola Trentino 2004

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    Wine review by enotheque


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