5 Refreshing White Wines from Cool-Climate Alto Adige

Italy’s Alto Adige region is well-known for having mild temperatures and exceptional soils due to the nearby Dolomites, thus producing exceptional wines. And 2016, in particular, proved to be a stellar year. “The 2016 vintage has produced age-worthy reds with noticeable firmness and textural weight,” says Monica Larner, who reported on her findings in our Interim End of July Issue. “White wines also show a lot of character in terms of mouthfeel, with balanced acidity and prominent layers of saltiness and minerality.”

Let’s raise a glass to 2016 with these crisp and refreshing whites, all $20 or less. 

2016 Kris • Pinot Grigio
“This is a good near-term option for outdoor lunches by the pool.”

2016 Schreckbichl Colterenzio • Alto Adige Chardonnay Altkirch
“In a screw cap bottle, the 2016 Alto Adige Chardonnay Altkirch is executed in a crisp, fresh and highly linear style.”

"This wine only sees stainless steel during winemaking, and therefore is produced in a reductive style that prizes freshness and zesty brightness."

“The wine is close to going over the top in terms of its exotic-fruit aromatic profile.”

“A simple and direct wine with a vibrant and zesty personality.”

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