PIAGGI - SCHIAVA
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
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.
- LAVIS-Autoctoni-Schiava-DataSheet (pdf - 510.57 kB )