In Italy's most northern and mountainous region, vines grow on terraces on the lower slopes. Aromatic, light white wines are made from varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco and light red wine from Teroldego. The altitude of the vineyards seems to lend these wines great clarity and freshness. This area is greatly influenced culturally by what was once the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the north. Alto-Adige, which is further north than Trentino, is sometimes called South Tyrol and Germanic-style wines, bottle shapes and language are often found.