Treasures from J. Hofstatter

Alto Adige – also known as Südtirol – is one of the loveliest wine regions in the world. Vineyards dominate the land, as seemingly every inch of this territory is planted to vines. Cool climate varieties such as Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon (Blanc), Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) excel here, and the wines have … Continue reading Treasures from J. Hofstatter

The Latest from Alto Adige – Excellence Defined (Part One)

   Pfitscher Gewürztraminer “Caldiff” – an Alto Adige gem! (Photo ©Tom Hyland) When people ask me which Italian regions are my favorite, Alto Adige is always in my top five; some days, it’s in my top three. It’s a remarkably beautiful area, especially when you view the northern sections where vineyards are tucked in among the … Continue reading The Latest from Alto Adige – Excellence Defined (Part One)

Alto Adige Reds

In my last post, I discussed the superb whites of Alto Adige; in this post I will deal with this region’s unique red wines. Most people will be surprised to know that red varieties account for more plantings than white in Alto Adige. The numbers used to be higher, as much of the red plantings … Continue reading Alto Adige Reds