Light ruby in appearance, displaying fragrant, fruit-rich aromas, crisp and tangy, its tannins never too pronounced and its alcohol never excessive. This description of Schiava (Kalterersee DOC) is precisely what today’s serious wine consumer is looking for. Tired of muscle-bound, opaque blockbusters, wine lovers are privileging a different wine quality: pleasureableness and enjoyability, which is precisely the quintessence of Schiava, a wine that exhibits a rare elegance perfectly-suited to the light cuisine of our times. The ideal partner to fish, first courses, and lighter meats, the adventuresome will want to try it with pizza, while the more traditionally-minded love it with appetisers and snacks of speck and other salumi. No meal in the Alto Adige can lack a bottle of Schiava.