Trentino-Alto Adige

Description

Description

Wedged between the Rhaetian Alps and the Dolomites, and bordering Austria and Switzerland, the Trentino Alto Adige region is the northernmost in Italy. Most of the region’s scant arable land is devoted to stunning vineyards that thrive on steep terraces. Trentino Alto Adige, as the name suggests, is divided into two distinct zones: Trentino in the south, which is historically Italian speaking, and Alto Adige (also known as Südtirol) to the north, which is officially Italian and German speaking. Unsurprisingly, the region’s viticulture draws much more from Austria and Germany than from southern Italy. For instance, of its over thirty accepted grape varieties, many are whites of Germanic origin, such as Gewurztraminer, Müller-Thurgau, Sylvaner and Riesling. Still, wine production here is dominated by commercial red wines made from Schiava, which is massively cultivated in the region’s many cooperatives. Teroldego Rotaliano from the Campo Rotaliano zone near Mezzacorona in Trentino, and the Lagrein from Alto Adige, each produce some of northern Italy’s greatest wines. In both areas, the increasing cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir highlights the region’s extraordinary qualitative potential. Trentino Alto Adige is also known for its sparkling wines produced using the champagne method, and which are particularly popular internationally.

Wines

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Chardonnay
  • Lagrein
  • Müller-Thurgau
  • Nosiola
  • Pinot Bianco
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Nero
  • Schiava

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Alto Adige DOC
  • IGT delle Venezie
  • Trentino DOC
  • Trento DOC
  • Valdadige DOC

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Discovery ride

Wine Tasting

Wedged between the Rhaetian Alps and the Dolomites, and bordering Austria and Switzerland, the Trentino Alto Adige region is the northernmost in Italy. Most of the region’s scant arable land is devoted to stunning vineyards that thrive on steep terraces. Trentino Alto Adige, as the name suggests, is divided into two distinct zones: Trentino in the south, which is historically Italian speaking, and Alto Adige (also known as Südtirol) to the north, which is officially Italian and German speaking. Unsurprisingly, the region’s viticulture draws much more from Austria and Germany than from southern Italy. For instance, of its over thirty accepted grape varieties, many are whites of Germanic origin, such as Gewurztraminer, Müller-Thurgau, Sylvaner and Riesling. Still, wine production here is dominated by commercial red wines made from Schiava, which is massively cultivated in the region’s many cooperatives. Teroldego Rotaliano from the Campo Rotaliano zone near Mezzacorona in Trentino, and the Lagrein from Alto Adige, each produce some of northern Italy’s greatest wines. In both areas, the increasing cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir highlights the region’s extraordinary qualitative potential. Trentino Alto Adige is also known for its sparkling wines produced using the champagne method, and which are particularly popular internationally.

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Chardonnay
  • Lagrein
  • Müller-Thurgau
  • Nosiola
  • Pinot Bianco
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Nero
  • Schiava

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Alto Adige DOC
  • IGT delle Venezie
  • Trentino DOC
  • Trento DOC
  • Valdadige DOC

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Discovery ride

Wine Tasting

Vineyards