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The Trentino-Alto Adige / Südtirol area is an autonomous region located in north-east Italy producing wine in the two provinces of Trentino and South Tyrol.

Trentino . Bollini Pinot Grigio 2012

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The Trentino-Alto Adige / Südtirol area is an autonomous region located in north-east Italy producing wine in the two provinces of Trentino and South Tyrol.

This Italian wine region is noted for the distinct German and Austrian influences on the wine industry due to the region’s long history under the rule of Austria-Hungary and Holy Roman Empires. Because of its unique history and location within the southern Alps and Dolomites, the Trentino-Alto Adige / Südtirol grows a wide range of grape varieties that are not usually seen in other parts of Italy. These include Müller-Thurgau, Schiava, Lagrein, Sylvaner, Riesling (known locally as Riesling Renano) and Gewürztraminer (known locally as Traminer Aromatico). My recommended wine from the region is available on Brad’s Wine and is our Bollini Pinot Grigio 2012. Straw yellow in color, clear-cut and delicate on the nose, with scents of acacia flowers, minerals and pear. The fresh natural acidity supports the wine’s aromatic richness, confirmed on its elegantly structured, smooth, round and persistent palate. Crisply defined, fruity style.

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