Reyter Schiava Vigneti Delle Dolomiti
5 in stock
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape varieties: 100% Schiava
Reyter Schiava Vigneti Delle Dolomiti is a delicate red wine with a seductive aroma of red berries, dry fruits, and almonds. A complex finish.
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About Reyter Schiava Vigneti Delle Dolomiti
Reyter Schiava Vigneti Delle Dolomiti is a delicate red wine with a seductive aroma of red berries, dry fruits, and almonds. Balanced game of acidity and fruity with a complex finish. Ideal with sud-tyrolean home cooking but also promising with mild cheeses and fish.
Christoph Unterhofer is a very self-reliant winemaker working since 1996 within the criteria of organic viticulture. From 2014 he adopted biodynamic agriculture in the vineyard, especially for the Lagrein grape. The estate is located in SudTyrol near Bozen, in an ideal wine-growing climate. The intervention in the vineyard and cellar is minimal to non-existent creating the most natural product possible.
Schiava is an Italian name used to refer to several grape varieties common to the Trentino and Alto Adige regions of northern Italy. It is not unusual for a group of unrelated vine varieties to bear the same name; evidence of this is easily found in relation to the various Malvasia and Muscat vines that are found all around the Mediterranean, and even the interesting case of the four Bonarda varieties.
Naturally, for a variety grown at the junction between the French, Italian and Germanic parts of Europe, Schiava vines have several synonyms, further complicating an already confusing name.
These are based mostly on the Germanic name “vernatsch” (meaning “vernacular”, and similar to Vernaccia), giving rise to Grauvernatsch (Schiava Grigia), Kleinvernatsch (Schiava Gentile) and Grossvernatsch (Schiava Grossa). Other synonyms include Frankenthaler Blau and Koelner Blau.
The variety is also sometimes found in Germany – Württemberg in particular – where it is labeled “Trollinger”. Here, it is often blended with Blaufrankisch (also known as Lemberger) to give the relatively unique, red Lemberger – Trollinger blend.
Most grapevine authorities indicate “slave” as the translation of “Schiava”, although this is in the sense of being “Slavic” rather than “enslaved”. Based on this, the grape is thought to be of Slavic origin, working on the etymological principle established by such names as Croatina, Greco, and Calabrese.