You are using an old browser that may not function as expected.
For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Schiava Lombarda

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Biona, Bottascera, Botascere, Brassola, Erbanno, Slept, Margellana, Martinenca, Mergellana, Patriarca, Prevedessa, Schiava della Lombardia, Schiava di Bergamo, Schiava di Como, Schiava di Varese, Schiava Nera, Black Welsh Sciava Peloseta and Sciava Spinarola. It should not be confused with the varieties Schiava Gentile, Schiava Grigia or Schiava Grossa, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, Schiava Lombarda is one of the many descendants of Gouais Blanc (White Heunisch); the second parent is unknown. According to DNA analyses, the Rossara Trentina grape variety, which is listed as an independent variety in the Italian grape variety lists, is identical (personal information from Dr Erika Maul of the JKI). However, this is based on only 15 DNA markers (see Molecular Genetics). The medium to late ripening vine is cultivated in Lombardy (in the DOC wine Terre del Colleoni) and Trentino-South Tyrol. In 2010, only 0.1 hectares were reported in Italy, but in 2016, 701 hectares of vines were reported; the cause may be an earlier misclassification (Kym Anderson).

Voices of our members

Dr. Christa Hanten

For my many years of work as an editor with a wine and culinary focus, I always like to inform myself about special questions at Wine lexicon. Spontaneous reading and following links often leads to exciting discoveries in the wide world of wine.

Dr. Christa Hanten
Fachjournalistin, Lektorin und Verkosterin, Wien

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,121 Keywords · 46,883 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,455 Pronunciations · 188,595 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon