Nusserhof - Elda - l.13
Bolzano - BZ - South Tyrol - Italy
Mainly a slave
Age of the vines
90 years old
Known locally as Vernatsch, Schiava is a thin-skinned grape originating in South Tyrol and in decline in terms of plantation extension. Nusserhof has steep hilly terrain and 90-year-old vines are pergola-planted on porphyry-rich volcanic soils just a few kilometers from his property in Bolzano. There are other mixed vines, some identified as likely Lagrein and Merlot and the rest, both white and red, not identified at all. The fruit is manually harvested together, de-stemmed and co-fermented with natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Maceration lasts 4-6 weeks. The wine is aged in 20-hectolitre French oak barrels for about 20 months, bottled with a light filtration and aged 2 years before being released.
Store away from sunlight, and never above 20 degrees ° C.