By: Greg St. Clair
K&L Staff Member
right up front I’ll come clean: I am a Schiava lover. This
virtually unknown varietal is seriously good. One of the things
that takes most people by surprise is the color. It’s more of a
dark rosé than a red, and the moment you put your nose in this
wine you can see why: There’s an explosion of aromatics, black
pepper, blood orange, star anise and forest berries. This is a wine
that seems so BIG in the nose but then is medium light on the
palate. It’s feisty, fresh and best served at cellar temperature, 55°.
It is a perfect accompaniment to salumi, roasted chicken or veal.
As you can see it is very versatile, and I hope you like it as much
as I do.