Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Trentino-Alto Adige is a wine region in the north of Italy, located in the foothills of the Dolomites. The climate in this region is continental, with hot summers and cold winters, and the vineyards are situated at altitudes ranging from 200 to 1000 meters above sea level.
The region produces a wide range of wines, including red, white, and rosé. The most widely planted grape varieties are Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc for whites, and Lagrein, Schiava, and Teroldego for reds. There are also some plantings of international varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Trentino is particularly known for its crisp and elegant white wines, while Alto Adige is more famous for its structured and full-bodied red wines. The white wines from this region are characterized by their floral aromas, citrus flavors, and mineral notes, while the red wines are often spicy and earthy, with dark fruit flavors.
The wines of Trentino-Alto Adige are often compared to those of neighboring regions such as Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, but they have their own unique character and style.