Trentino-Alto Adige is the most northerly region of Italy and borders on Austria and Switzerland. This wine-growing territory, one of the smallest in Italy, covers an area of 5300 hectares. Despite its geographical position, the climate is favorable to the development of the vine with more than 300 days of sunshine per year and an average temperature of 18°C. This is due to the intersection of the Alpine and Mediterranean climates. Altitude and relief shape the viticultural landscape with vineyards located between 200 and 1000 meters on steep slopes and terraces. The diversity of its soils with volcanic, calcareous and marly rocks allow a wide and complex range of wines.
History has shaped the face of this region. Present for more than 3000 years, the vine was first cultivated by the Rhaetians, the indigenous people. Later, the successive dominations of the Franks and the Bavarians, and then in the 19th century that of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, will continue to transform this region as much in the wines as in the whole society. With two official languages, German and Italian, the region is divided in two. Trentino in the south with Trento as its capital and Bolzano in the north in the Süd-Tyrol.
Composed of DOC and IGT, the vineyard offers mostly white wine with grape varieties such as Grauburgunder, Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Muller-Thurgau among others. The red wines are produced with Blauburgunder, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.