Alto Adige, also known as Südtirol due to its deep-rooted bicultural heritage, is Italy’s northernmost wine region. Located between Austria and Switzerland on Italian soil, the region benefits from the best of both worlds — a perfect balance of brisk Alpine air and Mediterranean sun. Beautiful vineyards with a backdrop of snow-covered mountains are synonymous with high-quality wines of authentic varietal character. While it is one of Italy’s smallest winegrowing regions (less than 1% of the country’s total production), Alto Adige leads Italy in wine, meriting a DOC designation. Thanks to its geographical location, it is also one of the most multi-faceted regions in the world. Wine cultivation stretches from the terraced slopes at the base of high Alpine peaks in the north, to vineyards in the Mediterranean-like landscape of the south. Steep, sun-drenched slopes, mineral-rich soils and a long ripening season provide ideal conditions for crafting exceptional wines from 20 different indigenous and international varieties, including Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Nero, Lagrein, and Schiava.
To learn more about this unique region, join us for #SipWithKaren TONIGHT. This virtual Twitter tasting is sponsored by Alto Adige Wines. Join @thedailysip’s Editor-in-Chief and The Wine Bible author Karen MacNeil for an interactive guided tasting on Twitter.
Starting at 5PM PST / 8PM EST, Karen will conduct a live tasting of 8 stellar Alto Adige wines. Join the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #SipWithKaren.
Intrigued? Here's what we'll be tasting:
Castel Sallegg Pulvernai Pinot Grigio 2014 (Alto Adige, Italy) $22
Alois Lageder Porer Pinot Grigio 2013 (Alto Adige, Italy) $26
Cantina Terlano Vorberg Pinot Bianco 2012 (Alto Adige, Italy) $35
Colterenzio Prail Sauvignon 2013 (Alto Adige, Italy) $23
Cantina Andriano Gewürztraminer 2014 (Alto Adige, Italy) $23
Kaltern Caldaro Pfarrhof Kalterersee Auslese 2013 (Alto Adige, Italy) $15
Erste + Neue Mezzan Pinot Nero 2013 (Alto Adige, Italy) $20
Abbazia di Novacella Praepositus Lagrein 2010 (Alto Adige, Italy) $34