Cantina Andriano Andrius Sauvignon blanc

Ever since my first jaunt to Alto Adige (called Südtirol by the Germans) three years ago, I try to cruise through each time I go back to Italy. Besides it being undeniably gorgeous, the region boasts a range of impressive wines made from about 20 different grape varieties. They do all of this within 5,300 hectares of total … Continue reading Cantina Andriano Andrius Sauvignon blanc

Marion Teroldego 2005

"Thought to be a relative of the still rarer Marzemino, a grape of Greek origin, Teroldego has been famous in the Trentino area since the fifteenth century. At present it is more or less confined to the towns of Mezzocorona and Mezzolombardo, an area known as Campo Rotaliano, which comprises the Teroldego Rotaliano DOC zone."† … Continue reading Marion Teroldego 2005

Unterortl of Alto Adige and Chiavennasca of Valtellina

I've been less active here the past couple of months but it's not because I haven't thinking about, drinking, and writing about wine. Aside from overcoming some family emergencies and crises, I've been working on some other projects. Earlier this month I finished an article about an artisan winery called Unterortl, for the Alto Adige … Continue reading Unterortl of Alto Adige and Chiavennasca of Valtellina