The Lightfooted Red on a Conquest Campaign
Schiava has got what it takes! This leading indigenous red variety of the region has been at home here since as early as the sixteenth century, and it is being grown with broader and broader distribution. In recent decades, it was drastically reduced in terms of area planted, and thus Schiava gained considerably in quality and right now is experiencing a Renaissance. As a light wine with moderate tannins as well floral tones of violets and fresh berries, it is also a popular aperitif wine when chilled. In terms of food pairings, this all-rounder shines especially with the traditional South Tyrolean cuisine: full of body as a Santa Maddalena, soft as a Lake Caldaro, spicy as a Meranese.