Continuous Development AUTOCHTONA, a unique way to discover the best wines from native grapes. A real successful forum of local wines of exhibition which was held on 22 and 23 October.

AUTOCHTONA 2012 is an event organized by Fiera Bolzano and public relations firm Fruitecom collaboration with AIS - Association of Italian Sommeliers.

Placing AUTOCHTONA: "extol the typicality"

The cellars AUTOCHTONA only produce excellent wines, made ​​from grapes that are found only in the country of origin. "The excellence and authenticity are the main threads that link producers, restaurateurs, wine bar owners and enthusiasts a unique community, where the wine is first and foremost a philosophy." We read on the site AUTOCHTONA.

The positioning of the forum is geared precisely to the exploitation of rare grape varieties, searched, and retrieved from the agricultural tradition of Italian terroir. To clarify the reasons for these choices the words of the director of Fiera Bolzano Reinhold Marsoner. "In Italy there are hundreds of small but excellent wineries that have invested in the biodiversity of our winemaking tradition and can not be known by the industry. Producers with an appointment as AUTOCHTONA can count on a showcase that enhance their typicality. We as organizers of the event competes to seek excellence and turn the spotlight on their efforts. "

A taste of Autochthonous 2012

-Wines from Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli - Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia and Valle d'Aosta.

Wines by grape-regional curious, unusual or sought such Cococciola, Montonico, Negrettino, Ortrugo, Malvasia di Candia aromatica, Pecorino, Passerina, Pignolo, Schioppettino, Termarina, Timorasso, Tintilia and Picolit.

A true heritage to be discovered along with tastings and moments of depth, will host the two classic events assignment AUTOCHTONA Awards, the awards for the best wines on display, and Tasting Lagrein, the comparative tasting totally dedicated to this variety.

Native 2012: the numbers of growing success

-More than 300 wines from native grapes

-76 Exhibitors

-Participation in the growth of more than a third, 1,750 registered visitors, a +34% compared to last year

-5% More international visitors mainly from Germany and Austria.

-150 Companies present individually or through delegations, consortiums, associations of producers and wine routes and flavors.

The 2012 edition also saw a growth in terms of exhibitors, recording a full house with 76 banquets, against 63 in 2011.

Native Awards 2012: competitions to elect the best wines from native grapes

AUTOCHTONA 2012 were the two concors:

1. "Indigenous passion!" During which a panel of wine journalist and recognized experts assessed the labels of exhibitors and attributed the AUTOCHTONA Award in six categories;

2. "Lagrein Awards"

1.Autoctona 2012: "Indigenous passion!"

Best Bubbles

Valle d'Aosta, Nebl