(aka. Black Hamburg, Blauer Trollinger, Schiava Grossa)

Trollinger is the most common German name for this red wine producing grape, which originated in western Austria. It is also known as Schiava in Italy where it is commonly planted in the South Tyrol region. It is alternatively known as Black Hamburg by many growers and consumers of table grapes. In Italy, and Germany, where it is grown in the Wurttemberg region, Trollinger is used to make pale red wines with low alcohol and tannin levels. Rotberger, the name given to a cross resulting from this grape, is used to produce similar light red wines. Highly productive, its exceptionally late-ripening nature means it is unpopular in other cooler parts of Germany. Trollinger has been particularly successful part of Germany's grape breeding program. Kerner, perhaps the most Riesling like of the German crosses, is a direct descendant of Trollinger. However many others include Trollinger amongst their ancestry.

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  • Weingut Niklas Sudtiroler Lagrein 2007


    A lovely expression of this unusual variety, with typically forward black cherry flavours, zippy, food-friendly acid, creamy malolactic and vanilla oak notes, meaty (but not aggressive) tannins, and a sour oiliness that reminds me in one mouthful of a young northern Rhône syrah and in another of an NZ pinot noir. Very enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • Why do you think is the red german wine called Dornfelder not so popular like others Read More

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  • Ok please don't shoot me. I am Canadian. :-) This is an observation that I have made. I read a lot about wines in different magazines, TV shows, podcasts or whatever media I can get my hands on. I am in no way stereotyping. But now that I have waived my white on..if you dare. It seems lately I have been reading more about the debate ... Read More

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  • Georg Mumelter St. Magdalaner Classico Griesbauerhof 2006


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    Wine review by jamison1479

  • Trollinger Mit Lemberger Qualitätswein Rouge 2006


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    Wine review by Werner

  • Hi, I was wanting to order some German wine. I found some trollenger red wine from the Heilbronn area ( stiftsberg estate ) I clicked the link buy now, and the web page that I was taken to was all in German. I don't read German, so I was not able to navigate the page to place an order. How can I order this wine? Do I need to go through another d... Read More

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