Light and easy drinking, accentuated fruit and discreet toasted almond on the finish.
Description: Once the Vernatsch grapes become fully ripe in these sun-drenched sites the grape stalks become reddish in colour and local growers call them "Roatfiassler" ("red-legged") in the local dialect. Hence the name. Bright ruby in colour, intensely fruity on the nose reminiscent of summer berry fruits and cherry; mellow on the palate with supple tannins, mild but refreshing acidity and attractive bitterness on the finish.
Food Choices: An ideal partner for full-flavoured starters, meaty fish and pasta dishes, pork and poultry, cold cuts of meat - especially speck -, salami and mild cheeses.
Grape Variety: 100% Vernatsch (aka Schiava) old pergola trained vines.
Sites: Schreckbichl / Girlan; hillside vineyards at altitudes between 410-440 m; soils are mainly morainal with sand and eroded porphyry.
Yield: 78 hl/ha
Winemaking: The crushed grapes are fermented with the skins in stainless steel tanks with subsequent malolactic fermentation. The new wine is matured in tank on the fine lees for four months.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Colour: ruby red with violet tones Aroma: open and fruity with heart cherries and Mon Chéri pralines, a hint of cinnamon and marzipan Taste: smooth and fruity, well-structured with soft tannins, sophisticated yet invitingly drinkable with the typical lightness of a Vernatsch wine, fruity and long in the finish
On the palate it is vivacious, fresh with refreshing, perfectly harmonious acidity; the flowery aromas follow through; excellent structure and length. de Vite is a stylish fresh and easily enjoyable white wine, best enjoyed while it retains its youthful freshness.