Old Schiava Vines Produce a Delicious Light Red Wine - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Old Schiava Vines Produce a Delicious Light Red Wine

The Lageder family use cattle as part of their biodynamic vineyard management.

The Lageder family harvests fruit for this wine from the 20-acre Römigberg vineyard, where the pergola-trained schiava vines (some planted in 1945) are farmed biodynamically on soils of dolomitic limestone and loamy moraine deposits. The wine opens with a burst of juicy red berry flavor brightened by notes of orange pith. Mouthwatering acidity drives the wine, and calls for a match with spicy sausage or salumi.

Dalla Terra, Napa, CA


Alois Lageder 2017 Vigneti delle Dolomiti Römigberg


Read more about schiava in Stephanie Johnson’s feature from our August issue.

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is the Italian wine editor at Wine & Spirits magazine.

This story appears in the print issue of August 2020.
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