Trollinger is a very old red variety probably originated in, and derives its name from, Tirol, where it is known as Schiava (Italy) and Vernatsch (Austria).

A large yielder that ripens very late, it produces fragrant, fruity, light wines with a pronounced acidity.

Once found throughout German wine country (primarily as a table grape), today it is planted almost exclusively in Württemberg, where it is the quaffing wine of choice.