It might not be the best known wine region in Europe yet Alto Adige (Sudtirol) is home to many wonderful wines benefiting from a very special climate at the foot of the Alps.
The Sudtirol official wine pages in The Year’s Best Italian White Wine comes from South Tyrol (October 2010) highlights how region won 27 Tre Bicchieri in Gambero Rosso 2011 Italian wine guide.
Out of the 27, most (21) were whites with Pinot Blanc leading the pack (6 awards) and Sylvaner R 2009, Köfererhof from the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal valley was even declared Italian white wine of the year 2011.
I unfortunately missed the Tre Bicchieri NY Tasting but just registered for the New York stop of the Alto Adige Wines US Grand Tasting Tour 2011 which visits Chicago (march 7), Boston (March 9) and finally New York (March 10).
27 participating wineries are:
Abbazia di Novacella | Andriano | Arunda | Cantina Bolzano | Caldaro | Castelfeder | Colterenzio | Cortaccia | Griesbauerhof | Franz Haas | Alois Lageder | Manincor | San Michele Appiano | Nals Margreid | Castel Sallegg | Terlano | Tiefenbrunner | Tramin | Elena Walch | Peter Zemmer
All 3 events are open to Media and Trade only.