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St. Magdalene's

Santa Maddalena (I)

Subzone (also in Italian Santa Maddalena) for red wine within the DOC area Alto Adige in the Italian wine growing area Alto Adige (in the double region Trentino-Alto Adige). The historical area includes the name-giving municipality of St. Magdalena and the Bolzano districts of Leitach, Rentsch, St. Justina and St. Peter. Other municipalities are Guntschna, Haslach, Kampenn, Kampill, Kardaun, Karneid, Moritzing, Sand, Siebeneich, Signat, St. Georgen, Unterplatten and Virgl. The name of the subzone and additionally "Classico" or "Classical" or "Classical area of origin" for wines from the historical area can be indicated on the label. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna can be indicated followed by the name of the vineyard.

The name was already protected in Italy in 1931 and under the fascist regime in the 1930s it was proclaimed one of the three top red wines in Italy. It is also popularly known as the "Queen of Vernatsch". The wine must contain at least 85% Vernatsch varieties (see the different varieties under Schiava); the remaining 15% can be other approved varieties such as Lagrein.

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