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Denver seminar altoadigewine

  1. 1. www.altoadigewinesusa.com
  2. 2. 1815: Region returned to Austria after defeat of Napoleon1920: Italy annexes Südtirol/Alto Adige Italianization of region - Bozen becomes Bolzano1939: Inhabitants given option to become entirely Italianized or move into German Reich1945: Südtirol occupied by Allies1972: Alto Adige/Südtirol becomes autonomous region
  3. 3. c. 500 BC: Archeological finds show wine grapes being grown1893: First cooperative founded in Andriano1896: First Bolzano Wine Tasting Festival – ongoing today1975: Recognition of Alto Adige/Südtiroler appellationSince 1980: Drastic reduction of yields Modern technologies & methods to boost quality Introduction of DOC
  4. 4. 13,100 vineyard acres98% DOC/DOP20+ grape varieties160 wineries40 million bottles produced annually= 0.7% Italy‘s production58% white wines, 42% red wines
  5. 5. Alpine peaks protect Alto Adige from cold windsMediterranean influences from the SouthVineyards from 600 to 3,300 feet300 days of sun per yearSignificant day-night temperature swingsAverage precipitation: nearly 32 inches per yearVolcanic porphry soils
  6. 6. Cooperatives70% of production by 15 cooperativesWine Estates25% of production by 40 private membersIndependent Winegrowers5% of production by 100 winemakers
  7. 7. Moderator: Tim Gaiser, MSPanelists: • Tobias Zingerle, Kaltern Caldaro • Judith Unterholzner, Cantina Terlano • Wolfgang Klotz, Tramin • Ines Giovanett, Castelfeder • Christof Tiefenbrunner, Tiefenbrunner
  8. 8. • Diversity of Style: • Pinot Grigio • Pinot Bianco• The Renaissance: • Gewürztraminer• Diversity of Style: • Pinot Nero • Lagrein
  9. 9. Speaker: Tobias Zingerle, Kaltern CaldaroWine 1: Pinot Grigio Classic 2011 – Erste + NeueWine 2: Pinot Grigio Söll 2011 – Kaltern Caldaro
  10. 10. Area: 1,470 acres (11.45%)Soils: alluvial & gravelTraining: Pergola & Guyot
  11. 11. Pinot Grigio ClassicErste + Neue
  12. 12. Pinot Grigio SöllKaltern Caldaro
  13. 13. Speaker: Judith Unterholzner, Cantina TerlanoWine 3: Pinot Bianco Penon 2011 - Nals MargreidWine 4: Pinot Bianco Riserva Vorberg 2010 - CantinaTerlano
  14. 14. Area: 1,191 acres (9.26%)Soils: gravel, calcerous, porpheryTraining: Pergola & Guyot
  15. 15. Pinot Bianco PenonNals Margreid
  16. 16. Pinot Bianco Riserva VorbergCantina Terlano
  17. 17. Speaker: Wolfgang Klotz, TraminWine 5: Gewürztraminer Kastelaz 2011 – Elena WalchWine 6: Gewürztraminer Nussbaumer 2011 – Tramin
  18. 18. Area: 1,341 acres (10.44%)Soils: loamy and rich in limeTraining: Older plantings - Pergola Newer plantings - Guyot
  19. 19. Gewürztraminer KastelazElena Walch
  20. 20. GewürztraminerNussbaumer Tramin
  21. 21. Speaker: Ines Giovanett, CastelfederWine 7: Pinot Nero Riserva 2009 - Cantina ProduttoriSan Michele Appiano (St. Michael-Eppan)Wine 8: Pinot Nero Riserva Burgum Novum 2009 -Castelfeder
  22. 22. Area: 850 acres (6.64%)Soils: chalky, gravel soilsTraining: mainly Guyot
  23. 23. Pinot Nero RiservaCantina ProduttoriSan Michele Appiano
  24. 24. Pinot Nero Riserva Burgum NovumCastelfeder
  25. 25. Speaker: Christof Tiefenbrunner, TiefenbrunnerWine 9: Lagrein 2011 - Castel SalleggWine 10: Lagrein Riserva Linticlarus 2009 - Tiefenbrunner
  26. 26. Area: 1,055 acres (8.20%)Soils: lower elevations with warm soils (sand, gravel, porphyry)Training: Pergola and Guyot
  27. 27. LagreinCastel Sallegg
  28. 28. Lagrein Riserva LinticlarusTiefenbrunner

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