This very old grape variety was introduced to Alto Adige/Südtirol from France at the end of the nineteenth century. The area of cultivation is increasing. In Alto Adige, Sauvignon Blanc offers aromas typical of the variety with passion fruit, gooseberries, elder blossoms, and black currants, producing both crisp, fresh wines and those with a marked intensity.
Area under cultivation:
Primarily in Bassa Atesina, Oltradige and Adige Valley
Medium-high elevations of up to 600 m (2,999 ft) above sea level, in east and west-facing locations, preferably on lime gravel soils
10-12 °C (50-54° F.)
asparagus, grilled vegetables, fish, goat cheese