SOURCE: Alto Adige Wines

Alto Adige Wines

June 12, 2017 11:00 ET

Satisfying Summer Sips with Alto Adige's Three S's: Schiava, Sylvaner, and Sauvignon

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 12, 2017) - This summer, think twice about grabbing that standby bottle of rosé and enjoy a brisk taste of the Italian Alps with Alto Adige's Three S's of Summer: Schiava, Sylvaner and Sauvignon. Each bottle of Alto Adige wine brings scintillating complexity and refreshment that can't be matched by "summer water." You need not be a wine geek to enjoy these off-the-beaten path varietals. Like most Alto Adige wines, they pair effortlessly with food, so stick to the three S's for picnics in the park, rooftop dinners al fresco, and everything in-between. A chill summer vibe is guaranteed!

Schiava. This indigenous grape is a signature of the region and recognized for its light body, low tannins and expressive red berry flavors on the palate. A juicy wine, best served with a chill, Schiava is delicious with flavorful cheeses and charcuterie or lovely all on its own! The perfect picnic red to dethrone your favorite rosé.

Sylvaner. This structured white with robust acidity, is an earthy, minerally wine that stands tall on its own, or paired with delicious fare like scallops, bacon and grilled corn. Characterful and nuanced, a bottle of cool Sylvaner in the summer heat is sure to make you a fan-favorite among wine nerds and casual sippers alike.

Sauvignon. In Alto Adige, the Sauvignon name stands alone, without the "blanc." Come for notes of green apples, lemon zest, and freshly cut grass, and get hooked on the distinctive expression of Alto Adige terroir. Vineyards with terraced slopes and gravelly soil impart an intense, refreshing character to these wines which are delightful companions for beach bounty: grilled fish, crab salad, and oysters.

Alto Adige is blessed with a combination of 300 days of Italian sunshine per year, and with vineyards at elevations ranging from 600 to 3,300 feet, the region enjoys ideal growing conditions for wines with true varietal character. Ring in summer with Alto Adige wines -- truly an expression of Italian wines at their peak. For more information visit or join us on Facebook at, and Instagram and Twitter at @AltoAdigeWines.


The Alto Adige Wine Board was formed in 1975 by a group of winemaking companies to promote and strengthen the image of the wines from Alto Adige. The promotional campaigns are implemented by IDM Südtirol/Alto Adige on behalf of the Consortium of Alto Adige Wines. The Alto Adige Wine Board is active in Italy, Germany, Austria, England, Benelux, Russia, Japan, Switzerland, and in the United States.


The objectives of the PRORUS campaign, co-financed by the Italian State and the European Union, are to increase overall US awareness of the DOC wines from Alto Adige, demonstrate their versatility with a wide range of foods, and showcase the diverse palette of wines that emanate from such a unique winegrowing region.

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