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2018 Vigneti delle Dolomiti “Schiava”

Ferruccio Carlotto

This is the wine to carry in your rucksack on a fall hike when the warm days are starting to chill and a walk up a mountain trail needs a light coat. You stop to soak up some sun, not because of a need to rest. Instead, you’re ready for refreshment.
     Like a vivid Burmese ruby in the glass, this Schiava from the Dolomite mountains in Alto Adige is bursting with raspberries and Montmorency cherries and sports a subtle floral quality. Low tannins, low alcohol, and high deliciousness make it the perfect foil for the country ham sandwich or spicy peanut noodles you also tucked in your pack. It’s downhill from here!

Jennifer Oakes

Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Schiava
Appellation: Vigneti delle Dolomiti
Country: Italy
Region: Alto Adige
Producer: Ferruccio Carlotto
Winemaker: Ferruccio Carlotto
Vineyard: Planted in 2013; .15 ha
Soil: Porphyry, Limestone, Clay, Alluvial stones
Aging: Aged in stainless steel tank
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 12.5%

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About Alto Adige

map of Alto Adige

In the heart of the Dolomites, Alto Adige is Italy’s northernmost wine region. Having changed hands multiples times in its history between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire (it shares a border with Austria), it boasts strong Germanic influence on its culture, language, cuisine, as well as its wines.

The mountainous geography is the principal determinant of local winemaking styles, with the high-altitude vineyards and cool Alpine climate favoring primarily crisp, racy, aromatic whites from varieties like Kerner, Sauvignon, Müller Thurgau, and Grüner Veltliner. A Mediterranean influence on climate is channeled north up the valley until Bolzano, permitting the cultivation of certain reds as well, among which Schiava, Lagrein, Pinot Nero, and Merlot fare best.

Small growers who once sold fruit to the area’s multiple co-ops are now increasingly bottling their own wines. The arrival of many quality-oriented artisans on the scene caught our eye years ago, and we now count three estates from Südtirol, as it is also known, in our portfolio. These high-acid mountain wines make for a beautifully invigorating aperitivo with thinly sliced speck, a local specialty.

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