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.
Visiting a wine region is a living lesson in the story of a wine. It provides context: a geographic and historical tapestry that illustrates the wine's individual narrative. The majestic backdrop of Alto Adige, stunningly nestled between imposing mountains and vibrant greenery as far as the eye can see, certainly provides that element.
Italy is a country full of castles, and in SudTirol (Alto Adige) there is one particularly ancient, called Schloss Katzenzungen. The name means “cat’s tongue” but this is not a nickname, it is the real name of its former owner. Situated on a hill in a little village named Prissiano (north of Bolzano), this castle boasts 800 years of history, but today it is a place for quiet relaxation.