Terroir indicates the unification of natural environment and agricultural tradition of a region which lead a wine to be unique.
Alto Adige is a region of contrasts: the point where northern and southern Europe meet, Germans and Italians, snow-covered mountains and fruitful valleys, Alpine and Mediterranean climates a unique region with authentic features, managed in harmony to produce wines that express the notable character of this territory.
Colterenzio is located in Cornaiano, one of the several picturesque villages nestled among the vineyards in an area of cool, rolling vine-covered hills, south of Bolzano. On these hills, crafted and smoothed by glaciers during the last Ice Age, Colterenzio procured the ideal location for planting its vines. The growing area includes vineyards located between 250 and 550 m a.s.l. and boasts a large spectrum of different varieties, soil compositions, micro-climates and ripening phases. Specific to this area: protection by the Alps, significant difference in day-night temperatures during the ripening phase, 1800 hours of sun/year, and consistent aeration from Lake Garda. The resulting wines unite crisp, Alpine fragrance with Mediterranean spice and warmth.