- margie clancy
Exploring New Heights - the Dolomites
After returning to Alto Adige last week, we have decided to add this region to our 2020 tours. The high altitude fresh and aromatic wines, dramatic Dolomite landscape, apple production and quality restaurants make this a very interesting tour.
Grape varietals native to the area are making a comeback. They include the white Nosiola, and red Teroldego, Marzemino, Schiava and Lagrein. A number of international varietals, suitable to this alpine climate, exhibit finesse and elegance, with unique and robust flavors that reflect the varied terroir and soils. Most planted international whites are Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco (Pinot Blanc), Chardonnay, Müller Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Sylvaner, and Kerner, some of which can also be found in Alsace, France and Austria. Among the reds are Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. These photos were taken during a visit last summer.
We have two small group tours planned this year, one in April
and one in early October, just after harvest. It is combined with a few days in Valpolicella for some Amarone, Ripasso and Recitoto tasting. For more information on this region and our tours: