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January 28, 2016 08:00 ET

Warm Up This Winter With Signature Recipes From Alto Adige in the Italian Alps

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 28, 2016) - A warm, satisfying meal can do wonders for the soul during the winter months. In Italy's northerly wine-producing region of Alto Adige -- also known as Südtirol -- hearty, wholesome dishes are a staple to beat the Alpine chill. 

Alto Adige is blessed with a combination of Mediterranean sun and brisk Alpine air. Vineyards at elevations ranging from 600 to 3,300 feet with varied micro-climates create ideal growing conditions for perfectly ripened grapes producing elegant, aromatic wines expressing true varietal character.

America's top sommeliers praise Alto Adige wines for their versatility and food-friendliness. Home cooks can now enjoy a taste of La Dolce Vita and explore traditional recipes and pairings from the Italian Alps; a perfect way to beat the winter chill.

Alto Adige garlic cream soup incorporates crisp, bright Pinot Bianco and pairs beautifully with other elegant white wines from the region, like fresh, mineral-driven Pinot Grigio, or floral, creamy Chardonnay. 

For another classic winter dish, try knödel. These colorful, dumplings are a classic in Alto Adige cuisine, make the perfect match for light-bodied, fruity wines like Schiava or Pinot Nero. Simple to prepare, knödel (dumplings) can be enjoyed on their own or in broth.

With its deep purple color, velvety tannins, and rich aromas of violets and fresh cherries, Lagrein is the ideal winter wine. For a dish that will stand up to this bold, indigenous varietal, try duck breast with honey sauce. Serve with roasted new potatoes and sautéed green beans for a dish guests will not forget.

Instead of surrendering to online delivery again this winter, treat yourself and your loved ones to a home-cooked taste of the Italian Alps. With the diverse range of deliciously versatile wines from Alto Adige, there is something for everyone.

ALTO ADIGE / SÜDTIROL WINE MARKETING BOARD
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 the Export Organization South Tyrol (EOS) of the Chamber of Commerce Bolzano on behalf of the Consortium of Alto Adige Wines. The Alto Adige Wine Board is active in Italy, Germany, Austria, England, Benelux, Switzerland Russia, Japan, and the United States.

ALTO ADIGE WINES PROVIT US MARKETING CAMPAIGN
The objectives of the PROVIT campaign, co-financed by the Italian State and the European Union, are to increase overall 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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