As the taste for super-extracted, high alcohol, Cabs and Merlots has waned, demand for lighter wines like Pinot Noir and Beaujolais has been on the rise. Where best to look for these cool-climate styles? Look up…to the Alps! Alto Adige DOC is located at southern edge of the Alps, an area full of glaciers, snow-capped mountains and even citrus trees. The cool, freshness of this environment is reflected in the region’s pristine, mineral-rich wines, like Elena Walch’s sustainably-made Schiava. On the nose there’s strawberry, cherry, rose and a hint of bubblegum, plus, Schiava’s low tannins and mild acidity mean it can be chilled alongside seafood, chicken or spicy Mexican cuisine.