History tells us that not only the cultivation of vineyards and grapevines but also the production of wine in Trentino Alto Adige dates back to 700 BC. This is when the area belonged to Raetia, famous in ancient times for the quality of the wine, called Retico, highly appreciated in ancient Rome. When the ancient Romans arrived in these lands, they found the vine growing on wooden structures, a system considered to be the ancestor of the modern pergola. There was also the opportunity to learn how to use wooden barrels for storing and transporting wine. Viticulture and wine production became important in this region at the time of Charlemagne, the bishoprics and abbeys that were in southern Germany used to supply their storerooms with wines produced in these territories because of their high quality.
Immersed in the province of Trento, the Vallagarina, in German Lagertal, defines the last stretch of land between the mountains of the valley created by the Adige river. Here, where the southern Alps impose themselves for the last time with peaks that range from 1000 to 2000 meters just before lowering towards the Val Padana; there is a long history that has favored settlements, villages and castles.
The varieties of grapes offered by this land give rise to the precious DOC Trentino of Vallagarina. The current selection includes Merum, a Chardonnay whose Latin name is inspired by the purity of this wine, and Dextrum, a Pinot Noir, whose vineyard is located on the right bank of the Adige river. To complete the range of the Laregtal house a Holunder, IGT of the Dolomites. A Goldtraminer that stands out for its versatility and the characteristic scent of elder flower – “Holunder” in German.
The wines fully respect the territory that is long devoted to the production of these excellences. Each wine with its right peculiarities can most surely accompany any of your most favourite dishes.