The Schiava is a heterogeneous family of vines that has long been grown on characteristic terraced plots strung out along the entire length of the Cembra Valley. Warm porphyritic soils at altitudes of 300 to 550 metres give La Vis Schiava an elegant bouquet reminiscent of cherry and similar fresh red fruits. Soft and fruity, this full-bodied wine has a balanced feel on the palate, velvety and pleasing, and with a restrained acidity.

Vine Schiava (variants include Schiava Grigia, Schiava Grossa, Schiava Gentile and Schiava Meranese)

Vineyard location Cembra Valley

Exposure and altitude south-east, south, south-west; 300-550 m ASL

Soil composition Sandy porphyritic loam

Training system traditional simple Trentino split pergola

Planting density 4.500 vines/hectare

Vinification process

manual harvesting in late September, 36 hour pre-fermentation maceration, fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, ageing in concrete tanks for approximately 5/6 months. 10% aged in oak barrels that have been used 2 or 3 times previously.