Grape Variety: A mixture of various subvarieties of Schiava (Vernatsch) together with Lagrein.
In accordance with long established tradition, the vineyards are planted with various sub-varieties of Schiava (Vernatsch) together with a small proportion of Lagrein.
Soil: Clay with lime and gravel.
Winemaking: The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and the must is fermented with the skins using temperature control. The skins which are forced to the top of the tank during fermentation are pushed back down into the must in order to extract as much colour, tannins and fruit as possible.
Description: It is full ruby in colour with violet reflexes, fresh and intensely fruity on the nose, fragrant with a flavour of woodland berry fruits on the palate and a lightly almondy finish. The wine’s succulent, gentle fruity character , soft, unobtrusive tannins and mild supple acidity make it a favourite for social drinking.
Food Choices: This is a very versatile wine and goes well with an array of dishes, speck and "salumi", roasts, poultry, pork chops and barbecued pork.