2005 caldaro pfarrhof schiava
100% Schiava from Alto Adige. Slightly purply pale garnet color. The nose is fresh with notes of chalk, brine, strawberry, meat juices, white pepper, and ground ginger. The palate is surprisingly well-structured and intense with flavors of strawberry, cherry, and quinine, and a great acid/tannin balance. Long finish. Unusual but still accessible stuff.