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Northeast Italy - Wine Map of Northeast Italy

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Tenuta San Leonardo vineyards, Trentino

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Photo: Tenuta San Leonardo vineyards, Trentino © Provided by DKBooks Tenuta San Leonardo vineyards, Trentino

Produttori San Michele Appiano’s winery and vineyard, Alto Adige

Wine Map of Northeast Italy

The majority of Northeast Italy’s best vineyards lie in an area that begins in the northerly Valle dell’Isarco, stretches south through Trentino-Alto Adige to Verona, and then shadows the arc of the Alps across the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia to the Golfo di Trieste (Gulf of Trieste). Ironically, the area with the most varied soils and climates groups most of its wines under only two main DOCs—Alto Adige and Trentino—although there are some lesser-known DOCs within these. The Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, on the other hand, have a complex system of overlapping subzones.


Northeast Italy: Areas & top producers

Alto Adige

Abbazia di Novacella

Alois Lageder

Arunda

Cantina Produttori Bolzano

Hofstätter

Kuen Hof

Josephus Mayr-Unterganzner

Produttori Colterenzio

Produttori di Terlano

Produttori San Michele Appiano

Produttori Termeno


Trentino

Cantina La Vis

Cesconi

Ferrari

Foradori

Pojer & Sandri

Tenuta San Leonardo


Veneto

Adami

Allegrini

Anselmi

Bisol Desiderio & Figli

Gini

Inama

Maculan

Masi

Pieropan

Quintarelli

Romano Dal Forno

Ruggeri

Speri

Tedeschi

Tommaso Bussola


Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Borgo San Daniele

Borgo del Tiglio

Edi Keber

Girolamo Dorigo

Kante

La Castellada

Le Due Terre

Le Vigne di Zamò

Lis Neris

Livio Felluga

Livon

Miani

Ronco del Gelso

Russiz Superiore

Schiopetto

Vie di Romans

Villa Russiz

Vinnaioli Jermann

Volpe Pasini


Perfect case: Northeast Italy

Terroir at a glance

Latitude:

45.3–47°N.


Altitude:

0–900 m.


Topography:

Vineyards benefit from the shelter of the Alps and the moderating influence of Lago di Garda (Lake Garda) and the Adriatic. The best sites are on south-facing slopes, mid-altitude hills, and valley sides.


Soil:

Extremely varied, from glacial-alluvial to volcanic bedrock, limestone, and sandy gravel beds.


Climate:

Generally hot summers and mild winters. Frost is rare thanks to mainly southern exposures, the shelter of the high mountains, and the moderating influence of Lago di Garda and the Adriatic.


Temperature:

July avg. 73°F (23°C).


Rainfall:

Average annual ranges from 500 to 1,450 mm.


Viticultural hazards:

Hail; unpredictable rainfall; drought.

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