Alto Adige DOC
- a mountainous DOC zone in the northeast of Italy, the northern part of the Trentino-Alto Adige region, on the border with Austria, that grows all of the premium European grapes, in addition to native varieties. Schiava is the predominant grape of the area, producing medium-bodied red wines. Other red varieties found are Lagrein and Pinot Noir. Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio), Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc (Pinot bianco) are amongst the white wine varieties. Modern methods have raised the area’s quality in the last 20 years.