The most representative grape of Alto Adige/Süditrol isn’t pinot, lagrein, or merlot. It is a humble local grape grown here since the distant past.
When we say that “wine is culture” we are not just repeating a tremendous cliché, we are stating a simple truth. Wine is not merely vineyards & cellars - but also history and art. It is an important constituent of a people’s culture, meaningful as well as symbolic.