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Who needs Champagne, when you have Alto Adige?


Arunda, a beautiful estate in Alto Adige is proving that yes, once again, Italy’s Terroir is capable of creating world class sparkling wines. Bravo!

Variety is the Spice of Life. Especially in Alto Adige.

One interesting fact about Alto Adige is that the region is without a singular champion grape.  Unlike Toscana and its King, Sangiovese or Piemonte and its bride, Nebbiolo, Alto Adige has many indigenous grapes, all equally represented throughout the valley.

Pinot Bianco, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Schiava, Pinot Nero, Lagrein, Reisling. You find them all, peppered throughout the region. Continue reading

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