Terroir spotting in Trentino – part 1


See also Terroir spotting in Trentino – part 2.

A couple of years ago, while reporting on a Riesling event in the Alto Adige, I lamented the fact that large parts of Italy seem to ignore their terroir. This country, which like no other is capable of cultivating any grape variety successfully, be it indigenous or international, seems to lack a real interest in searching out the best vineyards and subregions to subsequently enshrine them in a protective law and promote them accordingly.

This apparent lack of interest in terroir is especially clear in Trentino, theEnantio_vineyard_1 northern Italian...