Alto Adige / Südtirol DOC

Alto Adige / Südtirol DOC:Principal White Grape Varieties are Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Kerner, Moscato, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Sylvaner Verde, Welschriesling (Riesling Italico)
 and Principal Red Grape Varieties are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lagrein, Malvasia Nera, Merlot, Moscato Rosa, Pinot Nero, Schiava.The zone of production  are : Colli di Bolzano, Meranese, Santa Maddalena for varietal Schiava; Terlano, Valle Isarco, Valle Venosta for nonsparkling types. The Minimum alcohol level is7.0% for Vendemmia Tardiva (13.5% potential); 7.0% for Passito, except Moscato Rosa (16.0% potential); 10.0% for Moscato Giallo (11.0% potential); 10.0% for Moscato Rosa Passito (16.0% potential); 10.5% for Schiava Gentile, Schiava Grossa, and Veltliner; 11.0% for Chardonnay, Chardonnay–Pinot Bianco, Kerner, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Riesling, Riesling Italico, Sylvaner Verde, Lagrein Rosato, Merlot, and Klausner Laitacher; 11.5% for Bianco, Chardonnay–Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco–Pinot Grigio, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Traminer Aromatico, Cabernet, Cabernet-Lagrein, Cabernet-Merlot, Lagrein Rosso, Lagrein-Merlot, Malvasia Nera, Pinot Nero, Schiava Grigia, and all Spumante types; 12.5% for Moscato Rosa Rosato (subzones differ in some cases by 0.5%)

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– The Modern History of Italian Wine by Walter Filipputti
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