Cobelli Schiava 2020
Cobelli is located in Sorni di Lavis an historic grape growing area since the time of the Romans. It sits on the slopes of Monte Corona in the Southern Trentino region of the Alto Adige. The 150 year old, 5 hectare estate is farmed organically by 3 brothers and their families. What is unique about Sorni di Lavis, in addition to its excellent exposition and altitude, is the unique vein of chalk that runs through the soil here and the "Ora del Garda"-- a Mediterranean influenced wind that moderates the temperature allowing for a perfect ripening of the grapes with balanced sugar and acidity. All hand harvested, with minimal intervention in the cellar. Schiava (also known as Vernatsch) is a versatile local grape, redolent of violets and pretty berry fruits. Lithe and delicate it is perfect as an aperitif or lightly chilled. It was fermented over 10-15 days before elevage in barrel and large casks until the next harvest. It then spent an additional year in bottle.