Vernatsch/ Schiava / Trollinger

Trollinger is a red wine grape variety, stemming from the wine regions of South Tyrol (its German name is a corruption of Tirolinger) and Trentino, but today is almost exclusively cultivated on steep, warm locations in the Württemberg German wine region. It is the 4th most planted variety in Germany and is known as Schiava in Italy and Vernatsch in the Tyrol. Trollinger ripens late (much later than Riesling), has soft acidity and yields light bodied wines with forest fruit notes and subtle smoke character.

In Württemberg, Trollinger was crossed with the white grape Riesling to produce Kerner in 1929., and with Muscat of Alexandria to produce Black Muscat.

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