Trollinger is a light-bodied, red grape variety widely planted in Germany and also northern Italy.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Trollinger (also known as Schiava and Schiava Grossa) has very large bunches and berries. It has crimson-purple colouring, with a berry-like aroma and light tannins. Its taste profile includes aromas of cherries, plums, and spices.

Fresh Trollinger grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

In Germany, Trollinger is grown mainly in the Württemberg. In Italy, it is found in the Trentino-Alto Adige region. Trollinger is a mid to late ripening grape variety. It is highly resistant to winter frost. Trollinger wines from Germany are often light-bodied and fruity, with a fresh acidity and low tannins. In Italy, Trollinger is can also be blended with other varieties. The wine is usually light bodied, perfumed with lots of red fruit aromas and hint of violet. Trollingers is particularly good with lighter meats, such as chicken and pork, as well as white fish. It also goes well with salads and lighter pastas.

Foods to pair with Trollinger:

Deep fried
Light meat
Fun Fact about Trollinger
Trollinger can also be consummed as table grapes.

Top Wines with Trollinger

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