From: Alto Adige, Italy
Taste & Critical Acclaim: All of these tasting notes are spot on with ours. Fresh, fairly priced, chillable, red-fruited with notes of licorice and spice, and reminiscent of mountain freshness.
This Schiava has a typically fruity bouquet of cherry, raspberry and strawberry. On the palate, it is fruity and mineral with a firm, slender structure. A fresh and very fairly priced companion for every day. SUPERIORE.DE
"Bright cherry and strawberry combine with violet and rose when the 2021 Vernatsch Schiava opens in the glass. It is remarkably beautiful and full of energy. The 2021 is powerful with a core of tart red fruits. It leaves hints of liquorice and spice, while residual acids maintain freshness." VINOUS
"Lifted aromatics of cranberry and pomegranate mixed with violets and crushed stone define this fun mountain red. Plush and fruit forward, the palate offers flavors of sour cherry, savory spice and wildflowers. The wine is fresh and fruity. If you want to be transported to the mountains, here you go." WINE ENTHUSIAST
Pairing: This light and versatile red wine pairs with many dishes. Tirolese canederli (a traditional Alto Adige dumpling soup with speck), smoked and cured meats, grilled or braised meats, appetizers, potato and sorrel gratin, and jambon and beurre baguette sandwiches are some easy fits. Other easy weeknight pairings that are also a little adventurous include pairing this wine with miso-mustard salmon, baked salmon and dill rice, miso-honey chicken, baked mustard-herb chicken legs, tajín baked chicken, and honey-glazed mushrooms with udon (check out the recipe below).
Honey-Glazed Mushrooms With Udon
By Hetty Lui McKinnon
Updated Jan. 17, 2024
About the winery, from an article written by Alto Adige Wine Consortium.
800 Meters from Bottom to Top
Great variety in vineyards but constantly high-quality
Nearly 800 meters of elevation change between the lowest and highest vineyards: hardly any other estate winery has such a broad palette of locations as the Peter Zemmer Estate Winery, founded in 1928 in Cortina sulla Strada del Vino. That is reflected in the balanced and attractive assortment of wines.
The vineyards of the Peter Zemmer Estate Winery range from 220 to 1,030 meters above sea level. Wines filled with character have their origins here, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Grigio, but also promising red wine varieties, such as the autochthonous Lagrein and the elegant Pinot Noir.
“Environmentally-conscious care of the grapevines and sustainable soil management as well as yield reduction in the vineyard are important to us,” says Peter Zemmer, who leads the estate winery of the same name in its third generation. Thus, great value is placed upon giving the grapes sufficient free space and making possible an ideal interaction between light and shadow. The result is healthy and mature grapes from which natural, drinkable wines are made: wines which, as Zemmer says, “excellently reflect the character of their origin and expressively join together the special features of a unique terroir.”
What is characteristic for Peter Zemmer are the white Burgundy varieties, whereby it is above all else the Chardonnay Riserva Vigna Crivelli and the Pinot Grigio Riserva Giatl with which he has made his name. In parallel to that, the grapes which thrive at the highest vineyard at around 1,030 meters above sea level at the Koflhof in Aldino are used for the Pinot Noir Riserva Vigna Kofl. That is the new calling card for the estate winery and has been on the market since 2019.
“The clearly defined single vineyard allows the creation of wines that reflect the special features of the location.”
Peter Zemmer, proprietor of the Estate Winery of the same name.
Now, about Schiava.
Schiava or Vernatsch it is always good
by Editorial Staff of Doctor Wine by Daniele Cernilli 11/29/22
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