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Wine Varieties

The annual wine production in South Tyrol amounts to 500,000 hectolitres, 36% of which are red wines and 64% are white wines

Nowadays, almost the total South Tyrolean vineyard area produces wines declared D.O.P., "Denominazione d'Origine Protetta" (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:

  • Chardonnay
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Yellow Muscat (Moscato giallo)
  • Kerner
  • Müller-Thurgau (Rivaner)
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon blanc
  • Sylvaner (Silvaner)
  • South Tyrolean Pinot gris
  • Veltliner (Green Veltliner)
  • Pinot blanc
  • Welschriesling (Riesling Italico)

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:

  • Pinot noir (Pinot nero)
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Lagrein (Lagrein Kretzer, Lagrein Rosato)
  • Merlot (Merlot noir)
  • Vernatsch
  • South Tyrolean Malvasia
  • South Tyrolean Muscat Rose (Moscato Rosa)

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