A ‘Revolution’ in the Italian Tyrol

Jan 15, 2024 230

BY: Robert Camuto

In the world of Italian wine, a “cooperative” winery can be a dirty word. Not that there’s anything wrong with a group of area grapegrowers banding together to make, sell and market wine. It’s just that many a big cooperative (cantine sociale) is known for making cheap, commoditized wines on an industrial scale.

But it’s not always like that. Some smaller, stellar cooperatives have greatly improved local vino; many of the best are concentrated way up north in Italy’s German-speaking Alto Adige (or South Tyrol) region, where wine co-ops rank among top producers.

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SOURCE: https://www.winespectator.com

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