The wine regions of the Alpine arc
To define which wine regions qualify as Alpine wine regions, the organisers of the Verbier Wine Festival, took a terroir driven approach. Areas north and south of the Alps with similar climates, soils and grapes. In agreement with our experts, the list includes 6 wine regions: Alto Adige (Italy, Valais (Switzerland), Savoie (France), Ticino (Switzerland), Graubünden (Switzerland) and Val d'Aoste (Italy).
IOV Definition of “Terroir” (2010)
Vitivinicultural “terroir” is a concept which refers to an area in which collective knowledge of the interactions between the identifiable physical and biological environment and applied viticultural practices develops, providing distinctive characteristics for the products originating from this area.
“Terroir” includes specific soil, topography, climate, landscape characteristics and biodiversity features.
The 6 wine regions of the Alpine arc
|Alto Adige||Italy||5'300 ha|
|Val d'Aoste||Italy||460 ha|