South Tyrolean wines - premium wines...
The Valle Isarco is famous for its white wines. These wines, renowned for their subtle and fruity fragrance as well as their elegant and decisive body, come from the old cellar of the Novacella/Neustift Abbey, from the Valle Isarco growers' co-operative wineries at Chiusa/Klausen or from one of the area's wine producers. The cool nights and warm days plus the perfect valley breezes help to give the Valle Isarco wine a typically tart and dry taste with a full and robust body.
Good wine lovers can buy these premium bottles directly from the producers (two commercial wineries and various grower-winemakers in the area of Bressanone/Brixen, Varna/Vahrn, Novacella/Neustift and Velturno/Feldthurns or in one of the wine-shops of Bressanone and Chiusa/Klausen.
Sylvaner is the most common grape variety and grows on slopes sheltered from the wind, at altitudes between 500 and 700 metres above sea level. Sylvaner is a fruity and elegant wine that compliments the many delicacies from Valle Isarco.
Equally common is the Müller Thurgau. This vine loves high altitudes and climbs up to 850 metres. Its simple and pleasant taste makes it a popular summer wine and aperitif.
The Gewürztraminer covers the warmer slopes. The grapes harvested in late October offer a robust and complex wine. This wine is perfect with flavours in dishes such as dumplings with porcini mushrooms and melted butter or smoked meat with sauerkraut.
Kerner is an impressive new wine with consistent excellent vintages. It is the perfect accompaniment to spring and summer dishes such as asparagus, gnocchi with ricotta and grilled fish.
Other varieties of wine grown in Valle Isarco include the fruity Veltliner, elegant Pinot Gris and Riesling, which are pleasant and important wines due to their place of cultivation.