NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2015) -  Red wine in summer? Say yes if it's a light, dry, fruity red wine like Schiava. Chilled summertime reds should be refreshing, tangy, and match the relaxed, carefree spirit of the season. Meet Schiava, the ideal choice when the mercury rises. Elegant and delightfully drinkable, Schiava is the quintessential wine choice any time of year- simple yet delicious.

Native to Alto Adige, the Schiava grape produces a fresh red wine with low tannins and moderate alcohol. Schiava wines also have refreshing acidity, notes of white pepper, and a soft mouthfeel. Serve it with a slight chill and Schiava explodes with notes of strawberries, raspberries, cherries, and zesty citrus. 

The next time you're out to dinner with friends and not sure which wine to order, ask your sommelier for a bottle of Schiava from Alto Adige. Whether the main course is burgers, steaks, salmon or pizza, a glass of Schiava makes a perfect match. 

Schiava is also an easy choice for summer picnics as it won't overpower your pairings. Pop open a bottle to enjoy with pulled-pork sandwiches, potato salad, and fresh strawberries for dessert to bring out the deliciously juicy red berry notes. 

On a wine label, Schiava is also sometimes referred to by its appellation "St. Magdalener" or "Kalterersee" so you can impress friends even more with your wine knowledge. Whatever the occasion, al fresco or indoors, make this year the Summer of Schiava and get to know this delicious and versatile wine from Alto Adige. 

The Alto Adige Wine Board was formed in 1975 by a group of winemaking companies to promote and strengthen the image of the wines from Alto Adige. The promotional campaigns are implemented by the Export Organization South Tyrol (EOS) of the Chamber of Commerce Bolzano on behalf of the Consortium of Alto Adige Wines. The Alto Adige Wine Board is active in Italy, Germany, Austria, England, Benelux, Switzerland, Russia, Japan, and in the United States.

The objectives of the PROVIT campaign, co-financed by the Italian State and the European Union, are to increase overall awareness of the DOC wines from Alto Adige, demonstrate their versatility with a wide range of foods, and showcase the diverse palette of wines that emanate from such a unique winegrowing region.

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