trentino-alto adige (südtirol)

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Trentino Alto Adige, Italy.
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Trentino Alto Adige: mountain viticulture with Mitteleuropean influence

Trentino Alto Adige is a special statute region. It is divided between the autonomous provinces of Trentino Alto Adige is region under a special status in Northeastern Italy. It is divided between the provinces of Trento and Bolzano, which are politically autonomous and culturally very different. Because of that, it is more appropriate to discuss these two areas separately.

South Tyrol (Alto Adige)

Lying in Northeastern Italy, and bordering Austria, Alto Adige (Sudtirol) owes its uniqueness to a harmonious union of opposites: North and South, Germanic and Italian influences merge into a hybrid culture. With its whitewashed mountains and fertile valleys, the region is at the crossroads between the Mediterranean

Alpine tension

Northeastern Italy, and bordering Austria, Alto Adige (Sudtirol) owes its uniqueness to a harmonious union of opposites: North and South, Germanic and Italian influences merge into a hybrid culture. With its whitewashed mountains and fertile valleys, the region is at the crossroads between the Mediterranean basin and the Alps. The wines reflect this dual identity, combining Alpine tension with sunshine-derived power.

Trentino 

Corresponding to the southern part of the Trentino Alto Adige region, Trentino is a bit less renowned than neighboring Alto Adige yet boasts a similarly charming landscape with alpine peaks flanking vineyard-covered plains.
 
The region mainly enjoys a reputation as the source of some of Italy’s best sparkling wines. Taking its name from the chief town of the region, Trento DOC is the epitome of “bollicine di montagna” (mountain bubblies) – racier and crisper than Franciacorta, the other iconic Italian Metodo Classico, but also showing lovely creaminess when it undergoes extended lees aging.
Beyond Trento DOC, the region has a long tradition of producing still wine: Teroldego Rotaliano may well be one of the most underrated reds in Italy. In the lower reaches of the region, the San Leonardo estate produces an outstanding – if relatively little-known – Bordeaux blend, and the white Nosiola grape yields terrific Vino Santo (sweet wine).

 
 

  

Most vineyards in South Tyrol grow white wine grapes


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Wine areas

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Grapes

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