Dolomites – Wines
South Tyrol and Veneto are the wine areas of the Dolomites, they present a great variety of geological and climatic situations which produce about fifteen different vines. Vineyards that thrive between 200 and 1,000 meters above sea level, kissed by the Mediterranean sun and shaped by the alpine landscape.
Main white grapes (excellent aromatic white wines): Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat, Sylvaner, Riesling, Gewürztraminer.
Main red grapes (full-bodied and long-lived red wines): Lagrein, Teroldego, Marzemino, Schiava, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, here Dolomites Wines Overview.
BEST WHITE WINES
Terlaner Grand Cuvee – Grapes: pinot blanc, chardonnay, sauvignon
Elegant wine, perfect balance, remarkable structure and subtle consistency, unmistakable character. It is extremely long and very pleasant. It leaves its mark on memory as an expression of a unique mineral terroir in the world.
Color: bright straw yellow
Nose: rich and complex, multifaceted aromas of citrus, white pepper and aromatic herbs and a delicate smoky note
Taste: elegant and balanced thanks to a fine and important structure and a refined texture with exceptional persistence.
Gewurztraminer «Pirchschrait» Hofstatter – Grape: Traminer Aromatico 100% – Expression of the best South Tyrolean terroir.
Color: golden, almost amber-colored
Nose: large aromas that range from exotic candied fruit, toasted bread, honey, hazelnuts, yellow peaches.
Taste: at the mouthfeel it is intense and rich, with an elegant and full structure, balanced on a fresh component that ends in an infinite aromatic finish.
BEST RED WINES
Guerrieri Gonzaga San Leonardo – Grapes: Bordeaux red blend (cabernet sauvignon/franc and merlot) — Complex and full-bodied still red wine , with a wide and intense bouquet, aged in barrels for 24 months.
Color: Intense ruby red with garnet reflections
Nose: Intense and complex, hints of green pepper, aromas of berries and vanilla fragrances
Taste: Full, warm and enveloping, round, with a persistent and very long finish
Foradori Granato – Grape: Teroldego 100% — Trento indigenous grape, wine of great cloth and evolved potential
Colour: Intense ruby red with garnet tints
Nose: there are sensations of cherry, currant, blackberry, licorice and spices
Taste: soft, elegant, fresh, mineral and well-integrated tannin
BEST SPARKLING WINES
The southern part of the region
is famous for excellent sparkling wines (Trento DOC) based on Chardonnay, Pinot
Blanc, Pinot Noir. Vinified alone or combined. They are worked in the Champenois
method and aged several years.
Last and not least the Prosecco area where the most famous sparkling wines in the world are grown. We will dedicate an entire evening to tasting the different types of prosecco.
Fratelli Lunelli Ferrari ‘Giulio Ferrari’ Riserva del Fondatore Rose Trento
Color: bright rosé, with copper highlights and very fine perlage
Nose: Elegant, articulated and complex, with nuances of red flowers and rose petals intertwined with red orange peel, citrus fruits, berries, aromatic and officinal herbs
Taste: Energetic, rich, powerful and vibrant, concentrated, fresh and mineral, with long aromas of red fruit, citrus and spices
Costadila Prosecco sur lie, Veneto
Color: Opaque orange yellow due
to the prolonged maceration on the skins and the presence of suspended
Nose: Intense hints of ripe yellow fruit and white flowers on a mineral background
Taste: Soft, fresh and crunchy, with elegant minerality and a pleasant bitter finish