• Piaggi Schiava Vigneti delle Dolomiti Igt


Vigneti delle Dolomiti Igt

An autochthonous grape variety, Schava had been for many years the most cultivated vine in Valle di Cembra. The Piaggi vineyard (350 m ASL), located just below the small village of Mosana (Giovo), with silty-sandy soil lying on porphyry fluvioglacial sediments, and with a South, South-East exposure possesses all the pedo-climatic characteristics necessary for this grape variety The delicate aroma is rich in fruity notes evoking violet, sweet violet and cherry. The taste is well-rounded and well-balanced, with soft tannins and a slight sensation of bitter almond.

Vine Schiava vine (different variations: Schiava grossa, Schiava grigia, Schiava gentile, Schiava meranese)

Vineyard location Municipality of Giovo, Piaggi vineyard (TN)

Exposure and altitude South, South-East; 350 m ASL

Soil composition Silty-sandy, originating from fluvioglacial sediments of mainly porphyric lithology

Training system Traditional; simple Trentino pergola

Planting density 5,000 vines/hectare

Vinification process

Manual harvesting in early October; 36/48 hour long pre-fermentation; static decantation of the must; fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks; ageing on the lees for about 6 months in glass-fibre reinforced concrete tanks before bottling.

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