Subzone (also Santa Maddalena) for red wine within the DOC area South Tyrol (Alto Adige) in the Italian wine sector South-Tirol (in the double region Trentino-Alto Adige ). The historical area includes the eponymous municipality of St. Magdalena and the Bozen districts of Leitach, Rentsch, St. Justina and St. Peter. Other municipalities are Guntschna, Haslach, Kampenn, Kampill, Kardaun, Karneid, Moritzing, Sand, Siebeneich, Signat, St. Georgen, Unterplatten and Virgl. The name of the subzone as well as "Classico" or "Classic" or "Classic area of origin" for wines from the historical area can be found on label be cited. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna can be given followed by the site name.
Already in 1931 the name was protected in Italy and under the fascist regime in the 1930s it was proclaimed one of the three top red wines in Italy. He is popularly referred to as the "Queen of Vernatsch". The wine must have at least 85% Vernatsch varieties (see the different varieties below schiava ) contain; the remaining 15% can use other approved varieties such as Lagrein his.