Alto Adige DOC

The Alto Adige DOC covers the majority of wines made in the Alto Adige or Sudtirol area of the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy. The DOC is sub-divided into more than 30 levels, depending on districts or communes.

In addition to the dominant local varieties of Schiava and Lagrein, there are a variety of French and German varieties due to the region's proximity to both countries. The most widely planted variety of all is Schiava, which makes a mid-bodied, pale-hued wine with low levels of alcohol and tannin. Other wines in the region are full-bodied reds and whites with a robust flavour. The wines pair well with white meats such as chicken or porc, as well as steamed vegetables and soups

Some of the varieties of white wine grapes are Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Kerner, Moscato, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Sylvaner Verde, Welschriesling (Riesling Italico)

Some red wine grape varieties are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lagrein, Malvasia Nera, Merlot, Moscato Rosa, Pinot Nero, Schiava


Source(s): Italianwinecentral, Wine and Travel Italy

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