General term for a red grape family in South Tyrol with multiple game modes. In the Middle Ages was Vernatsch wine as "Potzner" (Bolzano) mentioned in monasteries and farms in southern Germany. The Italian term is Schiava (slave), which is often interpreted as a Slavic origin. The most common form being the most profitable Vernatsch (Schiava Grossa), whose name is derived from the unusually large clusters. According to DNA she is a parent of the variety Muscat of Hamburg . In Germany (WÃ¼rttemberg) as this species is Trollinger known. The major Vernatsch provides rather simple wines, so it is primarily as Table grape (Black Hamburg) used. Qualitatively better than the small-berried variety is drunk chilled (also Edelvernatsch, Schiava Gentile). Above all, this is in the DOC wines Kalterersee and Santa Maddalena used. Other well-known varieties are Tschaggele , And Mitter Vernatsch Grauvernatsch. Despite similarities in name and meaning of equality (locals) have to do with the Vernatsch grape varieties Vernaccia do.