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Schiava (Italy)

Schiava is a red wine from Alto Adige (Südtirol) in Northern Italy.

Typical Flavors


Strawberry
Strawberry
Raspberry
Raspberry
Redcurrant
Red
Currant
Cranberry
Cranberry

Cherry
Red
Cherry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Rose
Roses
Herbs
Herbs

Strawberry flavors are typical for Schiava, with hints of Roses and Flowers.

Profile

Schiava is a light bodied, easy to drink, low tannic red wine:

BODYLight
TANNINSLow
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
12-14°C (54-57°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Cold Cuts
Cold Cuts
Soup
Thai Soup
Pasta
Pasta

Chicken
Chicken
Turkey
Turkey
Ham
Ham
Veal
Veal

Schiava pairs best wth light food like Asian dishes with aromatic herbs and ginger.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Appetizers. Antipasti. Finger Food. Tapas.
Hors d’Oeuvres. Cold Cuts. Salami.
Thai Soup. Tofu (Bean Curd).
Fowl. Chicken. Turkey.
Ham. Veal.

Cheese:
Soft Cheese. Mature Pecorino.

Alto Adige Specialities:
Tirolese Canederli.
Alto Adige home cooking.

If You Like Schiava

You Will Also Like:

Bardolino (Italy)
Beaujolais (France)
Blauburgunder (Austria)
Blaufränkisch (Austria)
Cinsault (France)
Etna Rosso (Italy)
Gamay (France)
Lambrusco (Italy)
Pinot Nero (Italy)
St.Laurent (Austria)
Trollinger (Germany)
Valpolicella (Italy)
Vernatch (Austria)
Zweigelt (Austria)

The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is the perfect glass for light and fruity red wines.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

Synonyms

As a grape from Italy, Germany, and Austria, Schiava has many synonyms:

NameGrapeCountry
SchiavaSchiava GentileItaly
VernatschSchiava GentileAustria
TrollingerSchiava GentileGermany
 
St. Magdalener DOCSchiava GentileItaly
EdelvernatschSchiava GentileItaly
KleinvernatschSchiava GentileItaly
Frankenthaler BlauSchiava GentileGermany
Koelner Blau BlauSchiava GentileGermany
 
GrauvernatschSchiava GrigiaItaly
GrossvernatschSchiava GrossaItaly

Trentino-Alto Adige

Trentino-Alto Adige is located in northern Italy. The capital is Trento.

Alto Adige is also called Südtirol (South Tyrol).

Italian and German are official languages, but the locals also speak Ladin.

Before 1918, Südtirol was part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, but was annexed to Italy after the first World War.

Early wine production was dominated by Austrian red wines like Lagrein and Vernatch (Schiava).

Today white wines are more important, mostly Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Bianco, and Chardonnay.

Upcoming wines are Savignon Blanc and Pinot Nero.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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