Bassa Atesina

The southernmost cultivation area of Alto Adige/Südtirol is also the largest and the warmest. Even late-ripening varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon yield balanced wines here. Interestingly enough, though, we also find Alto Adige‘s highest vineyards here. Near Magrè, Müller-Thurgau vines grow at over 1,000 meters (3,300 feet). The villages of Mazzon and Montagna are regarded as strongholds of Pinot Noir. And in Termeno, home of the Gewürztraminer, that grape is experiencing a renaissance.

Vineyard area: 1860 ha (36% of province total)

Vineyard elevations: 650 - 3.300 ft above sea level

Soils: Limestone and dolomite; from Termeno to Cortaccia mixed withloamy rubble; in the far south, sandy marl.

Production: 67% white wine, 33% red wine

Most important varieties: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Schiava, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir