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Alto Adige: Italy’s White Wine Wonderland

Italy’s northernmost wine producing region, Alto Adige makes some of best white wines in the country.

Part of the Trentino-Alto Adige region, the province is bordered by Austria and Switzerland and was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until it was annexed to Italy after the First World War. Both Italian and German are spoken here and the area is also called Südtirol (South Tyrol in English).

Alto Adige’s vibrant wines reflect their spectacular mountain backdrop. Benefitting from varied soils and microclimates ranging from steep, windy slopes in the cool north to an almost balmy, Mediterranean climate in the south, the denomination’s radiant whites are all about finesse, intensity and savory flavors. Top bottlings also have structure and surprising aging potential.


Last modified: January 28, 2023