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Although Trentino, Alto Adige and Friuli are Italy's most northerly wine producing regions, their steep slopes ensure good exposure to the sun's rays and heat retention. Light, tangy reds and clean, crisp whites and sparkling wines are made The indigenous varieties Schiava and Lagrein are responsible for most of the reds, but plantings of Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are on the increase. Most of the whites are produced from international varieties of which Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Gewurztraminer are the most widely planted.
Presenter: Vivienne Franks with Malcolm Franks.
From Waitrose Cellar - IGP Vignetti delle Dolomiti, 'Alta Italia' Chardonnay, Cavit, 2019 (£7.99) and DOC Alto Adige, Pinot Grigio, St Michael-Eppan , 2019 (£11.99)
From the Wine Society, a rather more esoteric pair - IGP Friuli Venezia Giulia, Ribolla Gialla, Puiatti, 2019 (£9.95) and DOC Alto Adige, Lagrein, Hofstätter, 2018 (£13.95)