Grauvernatsch / Schiava Grigia DOC

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Italy  Alto Adige 

The two Schiavas are consistently my (Joëlle's) favourite wines in the whole Kurtatsch range.

 

Winemaker Kellerei Kurtatsch
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Schiava Grigia
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Schiava Grigia DOC 2020 75cl cl
£20.40
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Schiava is a fascinating grape making flavourful translucent red wines.

It comes from Alto Adige in the north of Italy and is a lightly coloured wine that has gentle aromas and flavours of perfume and red fruits. Some hints of pomegranate, violet and almonds are in the mix. The tannins are light.

This is the perfect summer red which will please all those who often find red wine too heavy for al fresco dining.

Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Kellerei Kurtatsch
Country Italy
Region Alto Adige
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
AOC Alto Adige
Aged In Steel, Foudre (big wood)
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Schiava Grigia
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Low Added Sulphur, Malolactic
Antipasti, charcuterie, cold meats, pasta
2020
Product Code 39KH0220
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
In a nutshell Kurtatsch's excellent Schiava, one to discover
Arrived 10 Feb 2022
Last Tasted 2 Mar 2022
mature evolution? No
Keep Until 2029
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 6
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
  • When the Romans conquered Bolzano on the northern conquest they found a wine growing culture already 500 years old!
  • Its presumed that Vernatsch was already being grown at this time, the name Vernatsch comes from the Latin vernaculus meaning “native”.
  • Grauvernatsch is the much sought after prized variety of Vernatsch which takes its name from the silky grey gossamer film that covers the grapes at maturity. The grapes also tend to be smaller and less dense with a higher flavour concentration.
  • These grapes grow on some of the vineyards oldest vines ( average age 60 years old/ oldest 87 years) producing very low but high quality yields.
  • The vineyards used are in average 60 years old, the oldest plot is today 87 years old.
  • The vineyards are located in the first, well ventilated slopes in Kurtatsch, from 250-350m of altitude. Schiava loves the warm climate, therefore these warm slopes in the sunny Kurtatsch in the south of Alto Adige are perfect for the Schiava Grigia.
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