Una Sopresa Magnifica

4 thoughts on “Una Sopresa Magnifica”

  1. Tom,
    Thanks for another great introduction to a little known variety. I haven’t heard of the grape, but that’s the word for slave in Italian (fem.) Did you hear any stories behind the history of the grape or where its name was derived? Also, do you know of any producers importing this wine to the US?

    1. Mark:

      As noted in the text, this is not currently available in the US, but another excellent version is from Girlan “Gschleir” Alte Reben (they label it as Vernatsch). This is also from old vines and offers a lot more complexity than the typical Vernatsch (or Schiava, if you will). Montcalm importers in NYC bring the Girlan wine into the country.

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