Vernatsch/Schiava from old vines
For our Upupa Red, we select individual vines and try to let those grapes ripe as long as possible. Since we are on the limit of height to grow red wine, we need a lot of sensitivity to produce the best quality.For this wine, the most important vines are the old ones with small grapes.
Our Upupa Rot is not only an important single-vineyard wine but also the natural wine par excellence. The traditional cuvée with Pinot Noir from Appiano and without any additives underlines the wine’s character.
“Upupa” refers to the Latin name “upupa epops”, the hoopoe, which stands for authenticity and independence. Just like this wine.
Vernatsch (Schiava) is an original South Tyrolean grape variety. Long underrated, and now drawing wine lovers' interest again. Why? Because Vernatsch is an ambassador of our climate and lifestyle. We believe in its characteristics – juicy, fruity, yet complex, strong in tannins and long-lasting. Our old Vernatsch vineyard with small-berried grapes and low yield holds the outstanding potential to show all these characteristics.
Vernatsch is more Burgundy than you could ever imagine!
You can find all information on our Upupa Rot in the fact sheets:
Vinous by Antonio Galloni: 90/100 Upupa Rot 2018
Falstaff : 91/100 Upupa Rot 2018
Jancis Robinson: 17,5/20 Upupa Rot 2016
Vino Slow - Slow Wine Upupa Rot 2014