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Wine varieties

The annual wine production in South Tyrol amounts to 500,000 hectolitres, 65% of which are red wines and 35% are white wines.

Nowadays, almost the total South Tyrolean vineyard area produces wines declared D.O.C., “Denominazione di Origine Controllata” (controlled designation of origin). The white wines, which make up a third of the annual wine production, are dry and mild, with fresh and fruity aromas:

White grape varieties
* Gewürztraminer
* Chardonnay
* Sauvignon blanc
* Müller-Thurgau (Rivaner)
* Pinot blanc
* Pinot gris (Grauburgunder)
* Yellow Muscat (Moscato Giallo)
* Riesling

The selection of red wines - two thirds of the annual wine production - is large and ranges from the pleasant Trollinger to the full-bodied Lagrein or the strong and heavy Merlot:

Red grape varieties
* Lagrein
* Pinot noir
* Cabernet
* Merlot
* Trollinger (Vernatsch)
* Santa Maddalena
* Muscat Rose
* Lago di Caldaro scelto (Kalterersee Auslese)
* South Tyrolean Merlot rosé

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