Wine itself plays an important role in South Tyrol – so tastings of the “Nuier” (new wine) in autumn are obvious.
The Toerggele season always goes together with the consumption of sweet chestnuts. In former times, however, it was also a tasting of the new grape juices. The sweet fruits go perfectly with the grape must or - at the end of October and in November - with the new young wine. There are two variants: the "Nuier" (new, in dialect) and the "Suser" (sweet, in dialect).
The "Suser" ist grape must and contains at most 1% alcohol. In South Tyrol mostly the red wines are offered as grape must, whereas in Germany also white wines are served as must.
The "Nuier", however, the new wine, already contains 7% or more alcohol. Both red and white wines are served. South Tyrol offers ideal conditions for the growth of the sweet chestnuts and the ripening of the grapes. So all resources for a perfect Toerggele evening are available!