or Kaltern

Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

  • About

Caldaro or Kaltern, in German, township in alto adige, northern Italy. It gives its name to Lago di Caldaro or Kalterersee, a large doc zone for lightish red wines which extends into neighbouring trentino. Produced from schiava Grossa, Schiava Gentile, and/or Schiava Grigia, the wines’ general lightness owes at least as much to the unreasonably high yields of 14 tons/ha allowed by law as to varietal characteristics.