Weingut Knauss trollinger (2014) is a super light red suitable for summertime imbibing. I've written about grignolino and at least thought about writing about schiava and here is a wine that is in that family (not genetically speaking). Trollinger, in fact, is called schiava grossa in Italy and is a clone, a sub variety, of schiava.
The wine is a light wine with the taste of cherries, strawberries or other light red fruits. There is some acidity but it is mild and no tannins to speak of. This is just a great, easy drinking wine that you should serve a bit cold. It is unlike Italian schiava in acidity. The Italian versions I’ve had showed more pronounced acidity although similar fruit flavors.
I opened a bottle of this particular wine thinking I'd have a glass. I drank the entire liter. It says the alcohol is between 11 and 14 percent; I would bet on the lower end of that range. This is a simple, easy drinking wine that isn't complex, isn't something you will sit and ponder as you quaff. That said, it isn't totally bubblegum either. It is a change and maybe something you bring for BYOB Indian or other spicy repast.