Verbier WIne Festival - Alto Adige - Eté

Alto Adige, where North becomes South

The Rétho-Romanches already planted the first vines there in 1000 BC. J.-C., which makes South Tyrol a very old wine region. It is a small region for Italy but it is the largest of the Alpine wine regions. Countless first-class wines grow along the Isarco and Adige. These two rivers flow from the snow covered northern peaks in a southerly direction towards the fig and olive trees. Thanks to its geographical location shared between an alpine climate and a Mediterranean climate with altitudes that can vary between 200 and 1000 meters.

Key info

Area 5'600 ha
Distribution 64% white, 36% red
Climate Alpine-continental and mild Mediterranean
Soils A wide variety from volcanic porphyry to limestone and dolomite as well as primary rock soils of quartz and mica
Cultivation Terraces

White grapes

Grape Area Weight
Pinot Grigio    1007 ha 12%
Gewürtztraminer 616 ha 11%
Chardonnay  594 ha 10.6%
Pinot Bianco 577 ha 10.3%
Sauvignon Blanc 459 ha 8.2%
Müller Thurgau 179 ha 3.2%
Kerner 118 ha 2.1%
Moscato Giallo 95 ha 1.7%

Red grapes

Grape Area Weight
Schiava (Vernatsch) - indigenous 571 ha 10.2%
Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) 521 ha 9.3%
Lagrein - indigenous   510 ha 9.1%
Merlot 190 ha 3.4%
Cabernet Sauvignon 162 ha 2.9%

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