COLLI DI BOLZANO or BOZNER LEITEN DOC, wine from around Bolzano, the main town in the Alto Adige or Süd-Tirol region of northern Italy, called ‘Bozen’ by local German-language speakers (Südtirolers). The area comprises a wide, suntrap valley basin between the Adige and Isarco [Etsch and Eisack] rivers (see Valle Isarco or Eisacktal DOC). Red wines are made from Schiava and Lagrein, the latter cultivated in the Gries section of Bolzano. 

VINEYARD AREA / 2018 707ha (63% red, 37% white). Main grapes are Schiava, Lagrein (red), Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc (white).

ELEVATION / 250-900 metres.

SOIL / Alluvial on the valley floor. Primarily porphyry, and gravel on terraced slopes.


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