Raetia

Address

Strada del Vino 23, 39040 Cortaccia (BZ)

Owner

Cooperative

Year of estabilishment

1999

The Raetia project is born in 2000 with the aim to obtain the highest value wines from Alto Adige. The project is curated by Marc de Grazia in collaboration with one of the most notable producers in the region. Raetia gets its name from the confederation of alpine tribes (Raeti) who had already an impressive wine culture back 2500 years ago in the region known today as Alto Adige. Raetia in Roman times included todays Sud Tyrol all the way down to Verona, as well as parts of Switzerland.  The tribe Raeti were likely of Etruscan origin and not part of the migrating hordes from the north and east (Goths, Huns, Germanic , etc.). The Raetia wines are made from selected parcels in the Bassa Atesina Area, the most southern Area in Alto Adige. The vineyards there are characterized by warm days and cool nights, as altitudes reach from 700 to 1000 feet. These temperature fluctuations are essential to obtain expressive wines, combing intensity and elegancy. The Raetia growers follow a strict sustainability program and the wines are made by the most notable producers in the Bassa Atesina area.

Vineyard Info

Average annual production

20,000 bottles

Total vineyard extention

2 ha

Planted varietals and extension

Pinot Grigio - 1.5 ha

Kerner - 0.5 ha

Vine training system

Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard

Grass left on the aisles between the vines

Type of viticulture

Integrated/sustainable

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