Red Grapes

Trollinger - matures late and drunk young

This very old red variety probably originates in, and is named after, Tirol, where it is known as Schiava (Italy) and Vernatsch (Austria).

Trollinger is a grape that ripens very late and it yields fragrant, fruity, light, palatable wines with a pronounced acidity.

From 1960 to 1995, the German Trollinger area grew by about 1,000 hectares and thus reached a distribution of about 2,500 hectares. The area has decreased slightly over the last decade (2022: 1,940 ha).

Today it is planted almost exclusively in Württemberg with 1.908 ha in 2022, where it is the quaffing wine of choice, earning its position as the “Swabian national drink”.