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

  • Lagrein

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

  • Pinot Blanc

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

  • Pinot Nero

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

  • 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 Trentino-alto Adige

Popular Wineries in Trentino-alto Adige View all

  • Cantina di Aldeno

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

  • 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...

  • Pravis

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

  • Abbazia di Novacella

    The Abbazia di Novacella is located in the northern-most winegrowing region on the southern sid...

  • Barone de Cles

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

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Trentino-alto Adige on Snooth

  • Manincor Chardonnay Blend Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT Sophie 2011

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    Subtle on the nose with sweet toasty nuances and spicy fennel pollen notes. This is soft, rich and silky in the mouth, offering up lots of early Asian pear and yellow almost kiwi fruit flavors than gain a pretty rusty, mineral note on the long finish. Theres an uncommon bit of grip on the finish along with lingering acidity and pure baked apple ... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 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 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Manincor Lagrein 2010

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    Aromas of licorice, eucalyptus, cassis, lingonberry, spice, herb notes over black and purple fruit. Also, some Indian spice. On the palate, stringent fruit. Flavors of skins and stems. Dry. Tar, maduro tobacco leaf, iron and black pepper influences. Black plum and roasted meat jus. Very dark and burly.88 pts. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Kris Merlot Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT Heart 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by specialkandme


  • Spumante Maso Nero 2007

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    Very particular spumante, Charmat method with 38 months on the yeasts from chardonnay grapes grown at about 500mt.Cristal-clear, greenish yellow colour.Aromas varying from yeast to grass and boxwood.Slightly acid, fresh. Read More

    Wine review by 1123085redpoz 1123085 redpoz


  • Spumante Arlecchino 2010

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    Spumante, method Charmat, cristal-clear, straw yellow colour.Aromas of bread and yeast, nougat taste. Read More

    Wine review by 1123085redpoz 1123085 redpoz


  • Zeni Moscato Rosa Trentino 2006

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    Amazing light-red colour, intense and complex sweet-fruity aromas.Delicous taste! Read More

    Wine review by 1123085redpoz 1123085 redpoz


  • J. Hofstatter Pinot Bianco Alto Adige DOC 2010

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    Not very experienced in tasting pinot blanc, but I wasn't enthusiastic when tasting this Joseph Hofstätter. A clear pale-straw yellow, interessting but not very intense aromas (floreal) and a light taste.Enjoyed it with rabbit meat. Read More

    Wine review by 1123085redpoz 1123085 redpoz


  • Muller Thurgau Trento DOC Gaierhof Trentino Alto Adige Bianco Gaierhof 2010

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    Very nice Muller Thurgau with intese and complex but delicate fruit aromas (nugat, wisteria flowers). Lovely and very harmonious taste.Perfect as appetizer or with fish dishes Read More

    Wine review by 1123085redpoz 1123085 redpoz


  • Kellerei St. Magdalena Pinot Nero 2009

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    Ruby red color. Nice mix of red berry and plum mixed with a hint of black pepper background and a earthy finish. Smooth and well-rounded with a good balance of acidity and slight oak. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


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