Name: South Tyrol Schiava Grigia DOC
Among the Vernatsch varieties, Grauvernatsch has particularly noticeable and delicate aromas. These light and agreeable character make it a pleasure to drink.
Location and characteristics of the soil: on easily heatable and clay soils above the village St. Pauls (400 - 500 m a.s.l.)
Vine training system: Pergola
Fermentation: slow fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel, then maturation in large wooden barrels
Recommended Pairings: in generall with all appetizers, especially with Speck, cold cuts, cheeses, traditional Alto Adige home cooking, veal
Serving temperature: 12° -14°C
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 12.50 %
yr. 2008 Vinum Wine Magazine:
14 of 20 Points.
"Vinum Wine Magazine" has rated the wine "Kellerei St. Pauls Grauvernatsch Alto Adige - Sudtirol" the vintage 2008 on 01.10.2010 with 14 of 20 points.
The St. Pauls Winery, also known as Cantina San Paolo, is a renowned winegrowing cooperative in the heart of South Tyrol, Italy. The winery was founded in 1907 by 23 winegrowers who joined forces to jointly market their wines. Today, the cooperative has more than 200 members and cultivates a total of around 190 hectares of vineyards.
The St. Pauls Winery is known for its high-quality wines made the region's indigenous grape varieties such as Vernatsch, Lagrein and Gewürztraminer, but also international varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot. The winery's vineyards are located at an altitude of 250 to 750 metres above sea level and benefit the region's climatic conditions, which are characterised by mild temperatures, plenty of sunshine and cool nights.
A special focus of the St. Pauls Winery is on sustainable wine production. The cooperative has committed itself to the guiding principle of "quality instead of quantity" and relies on careful cultivation of the vineyards in order to conserve natural resources and minimise environmental pollution. Modern technologies are also used to ensure gentle winemaking.
The wines of the St. Pauls Winery are award-winning and attract international attention. Particularly noteworthy are the Gewürztraminer, which is considered one of the best in all of South Tyrol, and the Pinot Noir, which is considered one of the best in Italy. The wines of the St. Pauls Winery are characterised by a fine balance of fruitiness and elegance and stand out for their high quality and authenticity.
Overall, the St. Pauls Winery is one of the leading winegrowing cooperatives in South Tyrol and stands for high-quality wines that are characterised by the diversity and beauty of the region. With its commitment to sustainability and gentle wine production, the winery also sets an example for environmental protection and responsible agriculture.
The South Tyrolean farm bacon is a culinary event of the special kind. An exclusivity, only in tiny amounts available, for gourmets oriented to pleasure to whom among other things also is aware of the great importance of an adequate fat portion. The meat comes pigs who are held appropriate to the species on small-structured South Tyrolean farms and are nourished freely of genetic engineering with especially well-chosen feed. The result are the pigs who prove an especially mellow bacon.
It is full ruby in colour with violet reflexes, fresh and intensely fruity on the nose, fragrant with a flavour of woodland berry fruits on the palate and a lightly almondy finish. The wine's succulent, gentle fruity character , soft, unobtrusive tannins and mild supple acidity make it a favourite for social drinking.
Vernatsch is a traditional South Tyrolean grape, greatly contributing to the local wine culture through its uncomplicated drinkability. New quality parameters and modern production methods have ensured that its popularity has continued to increase in recent years. In the village Missian this grape finds the best conditions to create this succulent fruity and elegant red wine.
Kofler Speck is a South Tyrolean family enterprise with passion for bacon, sausages and meat products. After traditional and transmitted recipe refined generations and with very modern processing technologies we produce for over 30 years decent bacon, spicy Kaminwurzen (smoked sausages), Gselchtes (smoked cattle ham) and other high-class specialities.