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Vernatch (Italy)

Vernatch is a red wine grape 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 Vernatch, with hints of Roses and Flowers.

Profile

Vernatch 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
Soups
Pasta
Pasta

Chicken
Chicken
Turkey
Turkey
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Vernatch pairs best with aromatic light food.

Pairing Suggestions

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

Cheese:
Soft Cheese. Fresh Cheese.

Alto Adige Specialities:
Alto Adige home cooking.
Tyrolean dishes. Tirolese Canederli.
Tyrolean Bacon.

If You Like Vernatch

You Will Also Like:

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

The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is perfect for a light and fruity red wine.

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.

The Vernatch Grape

Vernatch

Vernatch is a red wine grape originally cultivated in the Italian regions of Alto Adige (South Tyrol) and Trentino.

It is known as Trollinger in Germany, Vernatsch in Alto Adige (South Tyrol) and Schiava in other Italian regions.


Vernatch in Italy

In Alto Adige (South Tyrol), Vernatch is a grape in several DOC's (Denominazione di Origine Controllata).

The best known is the Santa Maddalena DOC located east of the city of Bolzano in the South Tyrol/Alto Adige region.


Schiave in Italy

In Italy, the grape is also called Schiava in several DOC's.

The best known are:

Alto Adige / Südtirol Schiava DOC
Minimum 85% Schiava (Grossa and/or Gentile) + OARG
Valdadige / Etschtaler Schiava DOC
Minimum 85% Schiava + OANRG
Trentino Schiava DOC
Minimum 85% Schiava (Gentile, Grigia, and/or Grossa) + OANRG
Trentino Schiava Gentile DOC
Minimum 85% Schiava Gentile + OANRG
Lago di Caldaro / Caldaro / Kalterersee / Kalterer DOC
Minimum 85% Schiava (Gentile, Grigia, and/or Grossa) + OARG

Trollinger in Germany

The most popular Trollinger grapes in Germany are the high yielding Schiava Grossa clone.

The majority of Geman Trollinger growns in the Württemberg region around the town of Stuttgart and in the the Neckar valley.

This is the fifth largest wine region in Germany with nearly a third of all plantings is Trollinger.

Synonymes

As a grape from Italy, Germany, and Austria, Vernatch 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

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