Red wines from South Tyrol
The typical red wine is rather a drink typical for men: It perfectly fits red meat, is rather heavy and not that ideal for a light aperitif. The South Tyrolean red wine, however, is much more compatible to the wishes of women.
Since more than 100 years, the autochthonous wines Vernatsch and Lagrein are pressed in South Tyrol – both of them widely known among wine lovers. Equally popular are the other South Tyrolean red wines that are grown on the largest part of the South Tyrolean wine-growing area, including Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc or as well Muscat Rose and Malvasia.
South Tyrolean red wines
- Vernatsch: The Vernatsch is a lightweight low tannic, pale ruby to clear up red ruby. It has a faint flavour and pleasantly fruity.
- Lagrein: Kretzer or Rosé is a wine coloured rose up to ruby clear, with delicate fragrance and pleasant.
- Pinot noir: is a wine red to ruby red grenade, highly tannic, with an intense and ethereal.
- Merlot: is a red wine pleasantly asprigno originating in France, red grenade until dark red grenade.
- Cabernet: is part of red wines full of body, the colour red to red grenade intense, with a full and terreo perfume and a slightly bitter taste.
- Moscato rosa: is a dessert wine and delicate aroma of Sicilian origin, from pale ruby red colour and an intense perfume of rose.
- Malvasia: is a red wine clear with reflections salmon colour, with a particular fragrance and at the same time fine and delicate.