From Small to Large with Variety
Small but multifaceted is the best way to describe the Alto Adige winegrowing region. The Isarco and Adige rivers wind their way from snow-covered peaks in the north to fig and olive trees in the south. Throughout the region, an abundance of diverse, top-quality wines are produced. Thanks to a range of terroirs that includes Alpine and Mediterranean climates and vineyard elevations from 600 to 3,300 feet above sea level, Alto Adige’s 5,400 winegrowers cultivate 20 different grape varieties. With only 13,100 vineyard acres, Alto Adige is one of Italy’s smallest wine-producing regions, but leads the country in quality. It is no surprise that Alto Adige wines are regularly found at the top of international critics’ lists.