Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol wine

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Wine harvest in South Tyrol - Eduard Schönfeld (1839–1885)

The Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol area is an autonomous region located in north-east Italy producing wine in the two provinces of Trentino and South Tyrol. This Italian wine region is noted for the distinct German and Austrian influences on the wine industry due to the region's long history under the rule of Austria-Hungary and Holy Roman Empires.[1]

Because of its unique history and location within the southern Alps and Dolomites, the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol grows a wide range of grape varieties that are not usually seen in other parts of Italy. These include Müller-Thurgau, Schiava, Lagrein, Sylvaner, Riesling (known locally as Riesling Renano), Gewürztraminer (known locally as Traminer Aromatico)[2] and Blatterle.[3]

Vineyards in Valdadige DOC

DOC regions[edit]

Italian wine from the Alto Adige/Südtirol DOC
Landscape of the Trentino wine subregion

The following is a list of DOCs in the Trentino-Alto Adige region along with the grapes that may be included in the blend under varying percentages that are regulated under the DOC label.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Ewing-Mulligan & E. McCarthy Italian Wines for Dummies pg 109-118 Hungry Minds 2001 ISBN 0-7645-5355-0
  2. ^ a b P. Saunders Wine Label Language pp. 120–212 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X
  3. ^ J. Robinson, J. Harding and J. Vouillamoz Wine Grapes - A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours pg 112 Allen Lane 2012 ISBN 978-1-846-14446-2