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What wines should I drink in the Dolomites?


#1

I’m on a 2 week skiing holiday in the Dolomites (staying in Pozza Di Fassa if it helps) and while there are no local wine shops there are 2 or 3 supermarkets that sell wine; none of which I’ve heard of; the wine not the supermarkets. Can anyone give me any recommendations on what I should look out for; red or white, or will I have to exist on the pizza restaurant carafe.


#2

Look out for the local red grapes - Teroldego and Lagrein. I recently tried the WS ‘Nerofino’ which is a blend of both - it was great!


Have a fun trip! :slight_smile:


#3

Oooooo added to the wishlist!


#4

You’re in the land of Gewürztraminer and Traminer (Savagnin) - named after the town of Tramin/Termeno - there is some excellent Pinot Nero and Bianco around those parts. Hoffstätter, Nals Magreid & Foradori are some good producers to look out for. Also, the Mezzacorona cooperative (where we get the afore-mentioned Nerofino from, and who also are involved at the other end of the country in the making of The Society’s Sicilian Reserve red) would be a sure-fire well-priced bet.


#5

The only thing that stood out was ‘Pino Nero’ of which there were many but no mention of any of above grapes. For my first bottle (I’m here for 2 weeks) I went for a Pinot Nero Blauburgunder. This link of the exact wine, although in English, is from an Italian site which is comforting. http://www.colterenzio.it/files/pr_blauburgst-daniel_15-engl.pdf


#6

There will be lots of grappa.
Also Ferrari sparkling wine is very nice which is produced nearby.


#7

Not a Grappa person but will look out for the Ferrari sparkling; although I expect it will go quickly.


#8

Haven’t seen it but will look out for it on my ski travels as looks good as you say.


#9

Me to. My basket is filling with new discoveries this week.


#10

There was indeed lots of grappa, sometimes too much. I have had Ferrari before but couldn’t find it locally. I did however pass their bottling plant on way back to Verona airport but was on a coach so could not pop out to have a look; it was also 6 am local time.