Vernatsch, the Cinderella of Sudtirol, is ready for the ball

Who doesn’t love a place where the vineyards are steep, green gardens that produce fragrant white wines made with pinot blanc, sauvignon blanc, gewürztraminer and kerner? The elegant red wines here are made from pinot noir, lagrein and merlot grapes. This is in the far north of Italy, bordering on Austria, in a region with a dual Italian-Austrian identity: Alto Adige, also known as Südtirol.