GRAPE VARIETY: Schiava (Vernatsch)
VINEYARD LOCATION: The hills of Kurtatsch
CHARACTERISTICS: A lively, fresh red wine with low tannins.
COLOR: Delicate ruby-red
RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS: With hearty appetizers, farmer's bacon, white meats , and mild cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14° C. (57° F.)
ABOUT THE WINE: When the Romans advanced the Po Valley to Bolz ano in 15 B.C. and conquered Rhaetia, they found a winegro wing culture that was already over five hundred years old. The presumption that the Schiava grape had already been planted at that time is naturally suggested: the German nam e for the grape, Vernatsch, is a derivation the Latin vernaculus meaning "native". In all of the old winegrowing re gions of the world, the wines were first named after and known by their location and not by the grape variety. One need on ly think of the famous French examples, such as Côte du Rhône, Sauternes, Chablis, etc. With Alto Adige Schiava, the designation by origin according to region has also remained unchanged over the centuries: Lago di Caldaro (Kalt erer See), Meranese di Collina (Meraner Hügel), Colli di Bolzano (Bozner Leiten), and Santa Maddalena (St. Magdalener) are Schiava (Vernatsch) with the historical reference to location and with the unmistakable terroir characteristics. Lago di Caldaro Scelto (Kalterersee Auslese) is a very soft, filigree Schiava. In the Mediterranean climate on the slopes that gently descend to the warmest lake in the Alps, the Schiava grape develops silky tannins and an abundant body of fruit that gets its flourish lively acidity.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
yr. 2009 Vinum Wine Magazine:
15 of 20 Points.
"Vinum Wine Magazine" has rated the wine "Kurtatsch - Cortaccia Kalterersee Auslese Klasssisch" from the vintage 2009 on 01.10.2010 with 15 of 20 points.
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