TRE VENEZIE

  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia(North-East), Combination of the Three Regions, Trentino(Not Alto Adige), Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • CULTURA– The Historical Grouping of These Three Regions Dates Back to When They Were Part of the Venetian Empire.
    • Tre Venezia Share Culture, Enological and Political Similarities With Austria, Slovenia and Croatia Which Have Been Joined at Certain Periods Over Time.

🇮🇹ITALIAAlto Adige-Trentino


TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE IS   DOC.- 14    DOCG.- 4   IGT.- 4     @Bolzano

  • BIANCO= Traminer Aramatico AKA=Gewurztraminor 10%, Bianchetta, Blatterle, Garganega, Kerner, Lagarino, Manzoni Bianco, Moscato, Nosiola, Paolina, Perevella, Reze, Sylvaner, Trebbiano, Verdealbara, Versoain
    • Internazionale– Pinot Grigio 11%, Chardonnay 9%, Pinot Blanc 8%, Muller Thurgau 4%, Grunner Veltliner, Moscato, Riesling, Riesling Italico AKA=Welchriesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier
  • ROSSO= Cassetta, Dindarella, Encantio AKA=Lambrusco a Foglia Frastagliata, Kerner, Lagrein, Marzemino, Negrone, Nero di Baisi, Pavana, Rossara, Sennen, Schiava AKA=Vernatsch, Teroldego, Trevisana, Wanderbara
    • Internazionale– Pinot Nero 10%, Merlot 3%, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fruhroter Veltliner, Pinot Meunier, Tannat

GEOGRAFIA Italia(North), REGION-Alto Adige/ Trentino,  South of Alps Mountain Range

  • Northernmost Italian Region, LATITUDE: 46° ‘N
  • BORDERS: Switzerland(North), Austria(North-East), Lombardia ‘Region“(West)
  • PROVINCIA– Bolzano/Bozen(North), Trento(South)

TOPOGRAFIA FEATURES– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraced/ Valley”

  • SLOPES/ Surrounded by Alps/ Dolomite, +Alt.200mt.-950 mt., On~Adige~River~
  • ON PLAIN/ Veneto,  IN BASIN/ Bolzano,  +In Basin/ Novacella
  • **Refer to “FACTORS INFLUENCING CLIMATE/ Altitudes” For Additional Information

TERRE Metamorphic“, “Volcanic”, “Sedimentary, Limestone, Porphyry, Gravel, Marl, Basalt

CLIMA Continental, With Alpine Influences, Many Micro-Climates,  +DIURNAL SHIFTS(+35°)

  • Summers– Warm/ Hot, Nights Cooler  |   Winters– Cold, Wet, Snow

VITICULTURA  25,000 ha. Planted

VINICULTURA  Still/ Varietal,   Bianco,   Bianco Superiore,  Rosso,  Rosso Superiore

  • Rosato(Kretzer),  Vendemmia Tardiva,  Spumante

STORIA  1,300 Year Wine Culture

  • Rules by…Bavarians, Swabian Dioceses, Rhaetains
  • 1919 @Alto Adige/ Sud Tyrol  Annexation, Control of Region Back to Italy After World War I and the Treaty of St. Germain en Laye.

CULTURA

  • Alto Adige Was Part of Austro-Hungarian Empire Until World War 1 and Continues to Have a Stong History of Italian and Austrian Influence.
  • Alto Adige– German Speaking    |   Trentino– Italian Speaking,  Alto Adige is Called Sud Tirol In Austria
  • GASTRONOMIA…Speck IGP., Apples, Dumpling, Asparagus
    • FORMAGGIO…Asiago(Cow/ Hard), Montasio(Cow),  Stalvionun
  • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE~ ~Dolomite Mountain Range/ Phenomenal Geology~
  • WINE & WAR
    • World War I, Taking Place In the “Italian Front/ Alpine Front” 1915-1918.  This War Was a Series of Battles at the Borders Between Austria-Hungary and Italy.
    • Result of Battles In Alto Adige.
      • Collapse of Austro-Hungarian Empire
      • Annexation of South Tyrol/ Alto Adige From Austria to Italy Following the Treaty of St. Germain en Laye
  • WINE FESTIVALS~ ~Alto Adige Wine Summit~ (September/ Bolzano)

**Refer to “ITALY/ Home” For Detailed Information On Italy as a Country.


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Alto Adige

VALDADIGE DOC.     @Trentino-Alto Adige

  • BIANCO= Garganega, Pinot Grigio,  Nosiola, Trebbiano

    • Internazionale– Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner, Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco
  • ROSSO= Dindarella Nero, Encantio, Schiava, Teroldego
    • Internazionale– Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Entire Trentino-Alto Adige, (Laps)Veneto ‘Region
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraced”
  • VITICULTURA– 5,300 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– Conti Fini, Chloe, Duca d’Amalfi, Santa Margherita
  • CULTURAAKA=Etschtaler

ALTO ADIGE*DOC.      @Bolzano

  • BIANCO= Gewurztraminer(Indigenous) 10%, Reze, Riesling Italico, Rossara, Versoain
    • Internazionale– Pinot Grigio 13%, Pinot Bianco 9%, Sauvignon Blanco 8%, Chardonnay 8%, Muller-Thurgau, Sylvaner
  • ROSSO= Lagrein 13%, Schiava 7%, Cassetta, Dindarella, Encantio AKA=Lambrusco, Kerner, Marzemino, Moscato, Rossara, Teroldego, Trevisana
    • Internazionale– Pinot Nero AKA=Bluburgunder 10%, Merlot 3%, Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Meunier
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Alto Adige(Greater), “Multi-Appellation”, @Hw.#A22
    • PROVINCIA-Bolzano, Northern Half of Trentino-Alto Adige
    • CITIES– Tramin an der Weinstase AKA=Tramin
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraced”
    • SLOPES/ Dolomites Mountains, +Alt.600mt.- 950mt.
  • VITICULTURA– 4,600 ha. Planted,   Single & Double Pergola Training System
  • VINICULUTRE
    • Estate/ Produttore– Alois Legeder, Cantina Bolzano, Castelfeder, Elisabetta Foradori, Elena Walch, Erste & Neue, Franz Haas, Glener, Gottardi, Ignaz Niedrist, Kuen Hof Kaiton, Muri-Gries, Nals Margreid(170ha.) St. Michael-Eppan, Tramin(Sparkling), Tiefenbrunner, Terlan Quarz, Weingut Niklas
    • Vineyards– Louengang(50ha.)
  • CULTURAAKA=Sudtirol
    • PIONEERS~ ~Giuseppe Kettmeir~ Influenced Modernization, International Sales.

VALLE VENOSTA*DOC.     @Naturno

  • BIANCO= Gewurtztraminer, Traminer Aromatico
    • Internazionale– Chardonnay, Kerner, Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanco
  • ROSSO= Pinot Nero, Schiava AKA=Vernatsch, Zweigelt
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Alto Adige(North-West)
    • PROVINCIA-Bolzano, In Alto Adige DOC.(North-West)
    • VILLAGES– Corzes, Silandro, Vezzan, Goldrain, Castelbello, Gaissun, Clardes, Parcines, Stava
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Venosta)”, SLOPES/ Dolomites Mountains, +Alt.
  • VITICULTURA– ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– Befehlhof, Falkenstein, Kellerei Meran, Nals Margreid, Unterortl
  • CULTURAAKA=Vinschgau

MERANESE*DOC.     @Merano

  • BIANCO= ?   |   ROSSO= Schiava
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Alto Adige(North), PROVINCIA-Bolzano, In Alto Adige DOC.
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Rolling/ Valley”
    • VILLAGES– Rifiano, Tirolo, Scena, South Giorgio, Plars, Lagundo, Tirolo, Maia Alta, Marlengo, Cermes, Lana, Postal, Gargazone
  • VITICULTURA– 175 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– Kellerei Meran
    • Vineyards– Burgraviato, Gneid, Kuchelberg, Labers, Leuenberger, Rosengarten
  • CULTURAAKA=Meraner

VALLE ISARCO DOC.     @BressanoneChiusa

  • BIANCO= Gewurztraminer 3% AKA=Traminer Aromatico
    • Internazionale– Muller Thurgau 19%, Sylvaner 16%, Gruner-Veltliner 7%, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling
  • ROSSO= Kerner 17%, Lagrein, Schiava AKA=Vernatsch
    • Internazionale– Pinot Nero, Zweigelt
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Alto Adige(North-East), PROVINCIA-Bolzano, LATITUDE: 46.7°N
    • In Alto Adige DOC.(NorthEast),  North-East of Bolzano-City(10km.)
    • BRESSANONE Wine From Villages of Naz-Sciaves, Varna Can Use Label.
    • VILLAGES-Barbiano, Campodazzo, Castelrotto, Chiusa, Elvas, Fie’, Ponte Gardena, Laion, Renon, Sciliar, Velturno, Villandro
  • TOPOGRAFIAFEATURES–  Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraced/ Valley(Isarco)
    •  SLOPES/ Dolomites Mountains/ Val Gardena, +Alt.3500mt.-940mt.
    • +In Basin/ Novacella,   On~Isarco~Tributary~Adige~River~
    • TOPOGRAPHIC EVENTS– Valley Carved by Ingress/ Regress of Glaciers.
  • TERREMetamorphic, Volcanic, Porphyry Formation, Moraine Sediment
    • Granite, Mica Schist(Quarz Phyllite, Diorite), Klausenite
  • VITICULTURA– 397 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– Abbazia de Novacella, Cantina Valle Isarco(Co.-Op./ 130 Members/ 140ha.), Garlider, Griesserhof, Kofererhof, Kuenhof, Lanz, Manni Nossing, Markus Prackieser, Ott, Pacher Hof, Peter Pliger, Spitalerhof, Thomas Dorfmann
  • VINICULTURE–  Still,  Passito(+Abv. 16%),  Vendemmia Tardiva(+Abv. 13.5%)
    • +BLEND/ Klaausner Laitacher(Blend of Areas Red Grapes) Only Official DOC. Red Wine.
    • Vigna/ Gewachs/ Wachstum Refers to Single Vineyard Designation.
  • HISTORY– Was Part of Austria Until WWI, Annexed to Italy/ Treaty of St. Germain en Laye.
  • CULTURAAKA=Sud Tyrol Eisacktal In Austria/ Germany-Dialect .
    • Monks & Monasteries ~Abbazia Novacella~  Abbey Founded In 1300’s
      •  Monks Promoted Viticulture In Sud Tyrol/ Alto Adige Through Centuries.

TERLANO DOC.     @Terlano

  • BIANCO= Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, Muller-Thurgau, Riesling Italico, Sauvignon Bianco, Sylvaner
  • ROSSO= ?
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Alto Adige(Central), PROVINCIA-Bolzano
    • In Alto Adige DOC., Sub-Zone- Vorberg
    • VILLAGES– Andriano, Appiano, Caldaro, Meltina, Nalles, S. Geneio, Tesimo
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraced”
  • VINICULTURA
    • Estate/ Produttore– Cantina Terlano(Co.Op.), Kellerei Cantina Terlan, Klaus Gasser, Ignacio Niedrist, Manincor

Oltradige AKA=Uberetsch

GEOGRAFIA– Area South-West of Bolzano to Lago Caldaro

LAGO Di CALDARO*DOC.     @Caldaro

  • BIANCO= Gewurztraminer, Muller Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanco, Sylvaner
  • ROSSO= Kerner, Lagrein, Schiava
    • Internazionale– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Alto Adige(South)
    • PROVINCIA-Bolzano, In Alto Adige DOC.(South), South-West of Bolzano-City(    km.)
    • VILLAGES– Missiano, Riva di Sotto, S. Paolo, Monte, Appiano, Piarizza, Eppan, Monticolo, S. Giuseppe, Castevecchio
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley”, +Alt.300mt.-700mt.
    • On~Lake~Caldaro~ AKA=Lago di Kaltern/ Kalterer
  • TERRE= Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary“, Alluvial
    • Moraine Debris, Limestone, Gravel, Clay, Pebbles, Porphyry
  • VITICULTURA– 435 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– Cantina Caldaro(Co.-Op.)*, Erste + Neue, Kettmeir
    • Vineyards– Castel Ringberg, Maso Ebnicher
  • CULTURAAKA=Kalterersee

COLLI BOLZANO DOC.     @Bolzano

  • BIANCO= Blatterle
  • ROSSO= Schiava(+90%), Lagrein
    • Internazionale–  Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Nero AKA=Bluburgunder
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Alto Adige(East), PROVINCIA-Bolzano
    • In Alto Adige DOC.(East), Around Bolzano
    • VILLAGES-Gries, Rencio, Campiglio, Coste Auna di Sotto, Cornedo
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt-600mt.
    • On~Isarco~River~Tributary~Adige~River~
  • CLIMA= Continental With Alpine Influences, +DIURNAL SHIFTS
  • VITICULTURA– ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– Cantina Bolzano(Co.-Op.)
  • CULTURAAKA=Bozner Leiten

Bassa Atesina AKA=Unterland

GEOGRAFIA– Area South of Bolzano to Trentino

SANTA MADDELENA DOC.     @Santa Maddelena

  • BIANCO= ?
  • ROSSO= Schiava 55%,  Lagrein
    • Internazionale– Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Alto Adige(Central), PROVINCIA-Bolzano
    • North of Bolzano-City(    km.), In Alto Adige DOC.
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ Dolomites Mountains
  • VITICULTURA– 286 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– Ansitz Waldgries, Cantina-Kellerei, Franz Gojer, St. Michael-Eppan, Untermoserhof
  • VINICULTURA– *BLENDS/ Schiava(85%)
  • CULTURAAKA=Magdalener

Trentino

TRENTINO DOC.    @Trento

  • BIANCO= Lagarino, Nosiola, Riesling Italico, Paolina, Peverella, Riesling Renano, Traminer Aromatico, Verdealbara
    • Internazionale– Chardonnay, Müller Thurgau, Pinot Blanco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROSSO= Enantio, Lagrein, Nero di Baisi, Pavana, Rebo, Shiava, Teroldego, Wanderbara
    • Internazionale– Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Trentino, PROVINCIA-Trento
    • Southern Half of Trentino-Alto Adige, Home to Val Sugana & Val di Cembra
    • Sub-Zones- Castle Beseno, Isera, Sorni, Ziresi
    • COMMUNES– (176) Belgio Superiore
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.800mt., On~Adige~River~
  • TERRE= Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary, Alluvial Brown Soils Rich In Calcium Over Sandy Sub-Soil
  • VITICULTURA– ? ha. Planted,   Vine Training– Double Pergola System
  • VINICULTURAVarietal,   Bianco,   Bianco Superiore,  Rosso,  Rosso Superiore,  Rosato,
      • Sparkling,   Vendemmia Tardiva
    • Estate/ Produttore– Ca’ Montini, Cavit, Endrizzi, Elena Walch, Eugenio Rosi, Foradori(Nat.Pro.), Messocorona, San Leonardo
    • Vineyards– Castel Ringberg, Kastelaz
  • CULTURAPIONEERS~ ~Elisabetta Forador~ Alto-Adige” Leader Natural Wine Movement.

VIN SANTO DOC.     @Valledei Laghi

  • ROSSO= Nosiola(+85%)
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Trentino, PROVINCIA-Trento, In Sarca Valley
  • VINICULTURAPassito(+AGED/ 3yr. Cast)
    • Estate/ Produttore-
  • CULTURAVino Santo In Tocana, Vin Santo In Trentino

TRENTO DOC.    @Trento

  • BIANCO= ?
    • Internazionale– Chardonnay, Pinot Blanco, Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= Sennen
    • Internazionale– Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Trentino(Greater), PROVINCIA-Trento
    • Southern Half of Trentino-Alto Adige(Most), “Non-Contiguous(3)”
  • VITICULTURA– 1,004 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ ProduttoreCO.-OP./ 53 Producers, Cesarini Sforza, Ferrari, Frescobalki, Giulio Ferrari, Letrari, Maso Martis, Rotari
  • VINICULTURA–  Sparkling(Metodo Classico)(Bianco/ Roso)
      • TRENTODOC– Branding Name For Sparkling Produced In Trentino.
    • Brut +AGED/ 15 Months
    • Millesimato+AGED/ 10 Years
    • Riserva– +AGED/
  • CULTURA– “Branded” as Sparkling Wines From the Mountains

TEROLDEGO ROTALIANO DOC.    @Mezzo-Corona

  • ROSSO= Teroldego(100%)
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Trentino(North), PROVINCIA-Trento
    • In Trentino DOC.(North), BEWEEN: Mezzolombardo & Mezzocorona
  • TOPOGRFIA– “Flat/ Rolling”
    • On Piana Rotaliano Plain, Alluvial Plain With Depostits From Alpine Glaciers
    • On~Noce~Tributary~Adige~River~
  • VITICULTURA– 354 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– Cavit, Dorigati, Endrizzi, Lechthaler, Mezzacorona, Zeni

TERRADEFORTI DOC.     @

  • BIANCO= ?
    • Internazionale– Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= Casetta, Encantio AKA=Lambrusco a Foglia Frastagliata
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Trentino(South-West), PROVINCIA-Trento
    • In Trentino DOC.(South-West), (Laps)Veneto ‘Region
    • COMMUNE– Avio(Trentino), Brenton Belluno/ Dolce’/ Rivoli(Veneto)
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURA–   ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– Albino Armani, Letrari, Roeno

CASTELLER DOC.     @Roverto

  • BIANCO= ?
  • ROSSO= Schiava Gentile Schiava, Grossa, Encantio, Lagrein, Teroldego
    • Internazionale– Merlot
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Trentino(South), PROVINCIA-Trento, In Trentino DOC.
    • @Hw.#A22/ E45, COMMUNES-(45)
  • TOPOGRFIA– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.125mt.-600mt.
    • On~Lake~Garda~(Near/ South)
  • VITICULTURA– 25 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURAVarietal,  Rosso,  Superiore
    • Estate/ Produttore

SORNI DOC. (Un-Official)     @Lavis

  • BIANCO= Muller-Thurgau, Nosiola, Sylvaner
    • Internazionale– Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= Lagrein, Schiava, Teroldego
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Trentino(South), PROVINCIA-Trento
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURA– ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore
  • CULTURA–  ACADEMIC~  ~Istituto Agrario di San Michele all’Adige~

Indicazione Geografica Protetta of Alto Adige

  • BIANCO= Any White Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Alto Adige.
  • ROSSO= Any Red Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Alto Adige.
  • VITICULTURA– Wine Produced In “ALTO ADIGE” Non-Conforming to DOC. or DOCG.

VIGNETI DELLA DOLOMITI IGT.     @Cortina d’Ampezo

  • BIANCO= Manzoni Bianco, Nosiola

    • Internazionale– Chardonnay, Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= Lagrein, Teroldego, Trevisana
    • Internazionale– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Alto Adige(East),  PROVINCIA-Bolzano
    • East of Alto Adige ‘Region‘, (Laps)Veneto(Belluno)
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”
    • SLOPES/ Dolomites Mountains,+Alt.500mt.
  • TERRE= “Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary
    • Calcium and Magnesium Carbonete…Give Distinctive Pink and White “Coral” Color
  • VINICULTURASPUMANTE/ Tradizionale, Bianco,  Rosso,  Rosato
    • Estate/ Produttore– Aloïs Lageder, Cesconi, Foradori, Manincor, Mezzacorona(E.), Pojer e Sandri, Rotari
  • CULTURAAKA=Weinberg dolomiten

MITTERBERG IGT.     @Merano

  • BIANCO= Muller Thurgau    |    ROSSO= Schiava
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Alto Adige, PROVINCIA-Bolzano, In Alto Adige DOC.(North)
  • VITICULTURA–  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore– Hartmann

VALLAGARINA IGP.     @Isera

  • BIANCO= ?
  • ROSSO= Lagrein, Marzemino
    • Internazionale– Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Trentino(South), (Laps)Veneto, PROVINCIA-Trento
  • TOPOGRAFIA– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Lagrina)”,  SLOPES/ Alps
    • Estate/ Produttore– Albino Armani, Eugenio, Vallarom

TREVENEZIE IGT.     @

  • GEOGRAFIA– Italia, REGION-Trentino(Not Alto Adige), Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.