South Tyrol, or Alto Adige, on Italy’s northern border, was part of the Austrian Empire until 1919; and still displays a strong Germanic character. Vineyards are located on spectacular sites up to 1000m along the Isarco and Adige rivers, which flow from the Alps to meet just south of Bolzano. White wine accounts for 60% of production in the region; the main varietals being Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay. In terms of red wine the most important native varietal is Lagrein; although the Alto Adige is also recognized for releasing Italy’s greatest Pinot Noirs. This Masterclass will showcase the rich diversity of the region, and you will taste some of the best examples currently available.
Panelists: Piero Tantini (Importer-Godot Wines), Laura De Giacomo (Importer-Deliciarum), Matt Dunne (Group Sommelier – Solotel)
Wineries: Nals Magreid, Elena Walch, Alois Lageder, Peter Zemmer, St. Paul, Tolloy, Kettmeir, Loacker, Kupelwiser, Arunda