South Tyrol Wine
Representing mountain wine-growing and a common production style that focuses on freshness and elegance, the wines of South Tyrol are known worldwide for their impeccable balance and crystal-clear character. The predominantly alpine terrain offers favourable conditions for quality wine-growing, which the producers have exploited with skill and sensitivity: limestone and rocky soils, wide temperature ranges and a cool climate, influenced by the protective presence of the mountains. Most of the vineyards are dedicated to the cultivation of white grapes, producing excellent expressions of Gewurztraminer, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon, as well as great renditions of varieties such as Riesling, Sylvaner, Kerner and Veltliner. The most typical and traditional red wines are characterised by good freshness, very slight tannins and great stylistic clarity. These include Schiava and Lagrein, but also Pinot Noir and others, all originating from a unique terroir that imprints unique characteristics on its expressions.