Alto Adige’s terroir: the origin of great wines

To discover the character of a wine, we must first ask what makes up the character of a particular territory. Winegrowers refer to the terroir, a complex blend of the geographical, geological and climatic aspects; even cultural and social factors may play a part, as every variation counts. The climate, location, soils and people are the basis of Alto Adige’s terroir, with the potential for creating remarkable wines here, where Alpine and Mediterranean flora and culture intersect.

The formation process of the Alps has created a mosaic of very different soil types, shaping Alto Adige’s landscape in such a varied manner that microclimates can change within just a few kilometres.

Added to this is the work of the winegrowers and wineries who work with a spirit of innovation to ensure the quality of their wines, but always with a focus on tradition and sustainability.
Grapes Alto Adige

“The most famous wines in the world come from vineyards in which soil, microclimate and choice of variety enjoy a special interaction. This is no different in Alto Adige, and the introduction of the single-vineyard concept has been long overdue. Future generations will be grateful for that!”

Martin ForadoriVice President, Consorzio Alto Adige Wines
Soils and passion in Alto Adige
Soils and passion in Alto Adige
 
A complex climate

A complex climate

The topography favouring southerly winds; a growing area that ranges from 200 to 1,000 metres above sea level; a microclimate that often varies enormously between locations – these and other factors make up the climate of Alto Adige’s winegrowing regions.
The secrets of geology and soils

The secrets of geology and soils

Depending on their location, the rootstocks of local vines may come into contact with very different soils – a fact that winegrowers consciously take advantage of to grow more than 20 different grape varieties in the exact place where they will thrive best.
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