In the northeast corner of Italy, Alto Adige is one of the country’s smallest wine-producing regions, yet one of its most multifaceted. Thanks to its location and varied climate zones shaped by the Alps and Dolomites to the north, and Mediterranean influences from the south, Alto Adige produces an extraordinary range of top-quality wines. A small community of 5,000 winegrowers tend vineyards at elevations ranging from 600 to 3,300 feet above sea level. Towering peaks protect the region from cold, damp winds, create ideal conditions for more than 20 different grape varieties. Considered Italy’s leading white wine region, look for Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Grigio. Don’t miss out on indigenous reds like Schiava/Vernatsch or Lagrein, as well as Pinot Noir.
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