Southern, warm, and expansive – the Bassa Atesina presents itself as a winegrowing zone that is influenced by the mild climate of nearby Lake Garda, giving rise to full-bodied, balanced wines from late-ripening grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon. In the Bassa Atesina, grapevines flourish at over 3,300 feet above sea level in Alto Adige’s highest vineyards, as well as at the extreme southern part of the province at only 600 feet elevation. Fennberg Mountain near Margreid in the north and the village of Salurn in the south mark the extreme ends of this part of the Bassa Atesina. Here Müller-Thurgau grows at high elevations and Pinot Noir trellises wind their way through the villages of Mazon and Montan. Gewürztraminer continues to thrive in its ancestral homeland, the village of Tramin.
|Vineyard area: ||1.872 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: ||66% white wine, 34% red wine|
|Most important varieties:||Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Schiava, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir|