Summertime wine: Italy’s Trentino-Alto Adige region

Jul 15, 2017 902

BY: Tina Larkin

Last month when I was preparing for my article, it was snowing. This month, I was taking shelter from the blazing sun and in search of the perfect wine to help me endure the summer heat. I found that perfect wine — or, more specifically, wine region — in northeast Italy, in the region of Trentino-Alto Adige.

Like the subject of last month’s column, these wines are crafted at high altitude, though not as extreme as those of the Andes or even the Alps in Italy’s northwest. The vineyards of Trentino-Alto Adige are set against a backdrop of the plunging green slopes and jagged peaks of the Dolomite Mountains. Because the climate is cool, the wines of the region — both the reds and the whites — tend to be light, crisp, minerally and fresh.

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