Trentino Alto Adige

Winery Gaierhof

Trentino Alto Adige

Trentino lies in the picturesque Alpine setting in the Northenmostpart of Italy, where the River Adige winds its way down beneath the towering peaks. The area shares borders of Austria and Switzerland to the North, the Veneto region to the East and Lombardy to the west. This region may be divided into three climatic zones: the valley of the lakes, with its Mediterranean climate, the Val d’Adige, with its sub-continental climate, and the lateral river valleys with their Alpine weather.
The composition of the soil is equally varied, and it is this factor that has permitted a wide variety of grapes to find their ideal individual habitat: The great variation in temperature between day and night during the days before harvest give the wines produced in the area their unique bouquet. Climate in this area is particularly suited to grape production; therefore the wine-making is an ancient tradition in the Trentino Region; archaeological findings confirm the existence of vineyards even as early as the Etruscan period.

Today the Trentino region offers a production of wines of excellent quality, light in style with a special fragrance of its own. The Gaierhof winery lies in Rovere della Luna - a small town that stands on a hill rising from the Adige Valley surrounded by peaks. Roverè della Luna is only a few hundred meters away from the invisible border with Austria, and owes it romantic name to the fact that a majestic oak tree once stood at the center of the town and the River Adige that runs through the center of valley here makes a turn that looks like a half-moon when seen from the road.

The Gaierhof Winery was founded in 1976 by its owner Luigi Togn and ownes its name to the mountain in front of it - GAIER - who shows its benfits by receiving the heat from the sun during the day and releasing that warmth to the vineyards during the night, preventing the frost of the winter.
The particular quality of the Gaierhof wines is their freshness and fruitiness - Pinot Grigio: The colouris straw with a suggestive fruit aromas of peach and banana.
It is filled with lush flavors with a straight forward acidity in the finish. Ideal as an aperitif or to be served with fish, soups or white meats. Serve at 50° F.

Cabernet Sauvignon: this wine is taken from the vine of the same name. Soft, supple, rich, concentrated currant, berry and spice aromas and flavors. A dose of roasty buttery oak that adds depth and an extra complexity. It is a fine accompaniment to refined meats, game dishes and strongly flavored cheeses.

Teroldego Rotaliano: is called the leading wine of Trentino. A beautiful bouquet remeniscent of almonds, violets and rasberry. Full bodied, robust wine that is an excellent companion with mixed grilles and lighter meats. Serve at 64° F.

Moscato Giallo: is a delicate sweet wine ideal for biscuits and also for dessert. It is straw yellow color with characteristic aroma of Moscato.

Moscato Rosa: is a rare and elegant wine for dessert. It recalls the charm of a delicate bouquet of roses together with the appeal of an aristocratic full body.

The awards and acknowledgements of quality received by Gaierhof in Italy, Germany, England and the USA are on display in the winery’s visitor center for all who wish to sample the true taste of the Trentino Region.