Group of unrelated varieties, most significantly Schiava Gentile, Schiava Grossa, and Schiava Grigia—typically interplanted and blended together as “Schiava.” Light to medium bodied, pinkish, high in acid. Aromas & flavors: Intense strawberry, cherry, cranberry, almond, violet, red currant, pomegranate. Best DOPs: Lago di Caldaro DOC, Santa Maddalena subzone of Alto Adige DOC.

In a nutshell

Alternative Names and Subvarieties: Schiava Gentile (Kleinvernatsch, Mittervernatsch), Schiava Grigia (Grauvernatsch), Schiava Grossa (Grossevernatsch, Edelvernatsch), Vernatsch; Trollinger (in Austria & Germany)

Best Known For: Red wines from Trentino–Alto Adige

Where Grown: Predominantly in Trentino–Alto Adige (73%) and Puglia (21%)

Vineyard Area: 1,836 ha (4,534 acres)

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