Southern, warm, and expansive – the Bassa Atesina presents itself as a winegrowing zone that is influenced by the mild climate of nearby Lake Garda, also giving rise to full-bodied, balanced wines from late-ripening grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon. In the Bassa Atesina (also known as the Südtiroler Unterland or the South Tyrolean Lowlands), the grapevines flourish at over 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) above sea level at Alto Adige’s highest vineyards, as well as at the extreme southern part of the province at only 200 meters (600 feet). Fennberg mountain near Margreid in the north and the village of Salurn in the south mark the extreme points of this part of the province, where Müller Thurgau feels right at home at high elevations and Pinot Noir trellises wind their way through the villages of Mazon and Montan. Gewürztraminer continues to remain true to its ancestral homeland, the village of Tramin.


Vineyard area:  1.869 ha
Vineyard elevations:200 - 1.000 m. above sea level
Soils:Limestone and dolomite; from Termeno to Cortaccia mixed with loamy rubble; in the far south, sandy marl
Production: 67% white wine, 33% red wine
Most important varieties:Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Schiava, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir