It takes more than a hard work and seeds to grow grapevines. It also takes the right climate and soil. The region of Trentino-Alto Adige benefits from having climate extremes. Part of the area is cold and mountainous, while the other part is Mediterranean-like. CAVIT recognizes the differences in the climate as five distinct areas:
- Valle dei Laghi -- Mediterranean climate
- Vallagarina -- Sub-continental climate
- Valle dell'Adige -- Sub-continental climate
- Campo Rotalino -- Sub-continental climate with soft, sandy soil
- Valle de Cembra -- Alpine climate [source: CAVIT]
With the help of CAVIT, the Trentino-Alto Adige wine region uses 24,000 acres (9,518 hectares) of land to generate 85,000,000 liters of reds, whites and rosés each year [source: CAVIT]. If that sounds like a lot, it is.
CAVIT also invests time and money in winemaking projects. Currently, II Maso is the number-one project in the region. Its headquarters are nestled in an old Trentino farmhouse. Surrounded by all things wine, workers at II Maso are free to study and experiment in making the finest wines possible [source: CAVIT].
All of the hard work by the people of the region has paid off. The Trentino-Alto Adige wine region and II Maso have produced some of the world's most well respected wines. Read on to learn about the famous labels and best selections.