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Schioppettino

DOC Friuli Colli Orientali

  • The grapes

    The grapes are produced in a vineyard named "La Pineta," adjacent to the municipality of Dolegna, the historical location of the Venica & Venica estate.
  • The variety

    It is one of the most well-known native Friulian black grape varieties, along with Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.

Awards

Gambero Rosso, guida Vini d'Italia, prima edizione 1988
1 year
Bibenda, Fondazione Italiana Sommelier
1 year
Veronelli, attivo dal 1990
2 years
Vini Buoni d'Italia
2 years
Maroni, annuario dei migliori vini italiani
1 year

Technical information

Alcool in vol. %

13,0%

Total acidity ‰

5,52‰

Harvest

Harvest of October 2018

Vinification | Aging

Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were selected and destemmed, then macerated for about 10 days. Subsequently, the wine was aged for approximately six months. After this period, to complete the maturation process, our Schioppettino was bottled for around 4 years. This slow sedimentation work at a constant temperature allowed the expression of this grape variety's characteristics to shine, bringing out distinct and harmonious scents and aromas.

Bottling

The wine was beginning of June 2019.

Sensory information

Color

Ruby red color, more or less intense, with evident violet notes that tend to diminish with aging.

Olfactory notes

The aromas of this wine range from wild berries (blackberry, raspberry, blueberry) to sour cherries, to spicy notes of black pepper, mint, cocoa, licorice, tobacco, and vanilla, with varying intensity based on aging.

Taste profile

On the palate, it's dry, soft, and rounded, with a good full body. There's a vibrant, fresh-savory streak that supports a well-integrated, velvety, and pleasant-textured tannic structure. The flavors consistently recall the aromas, spanning from red and black berries to spicy notes, with a persistent finish enriched by herbal and green peppercorn tastes.

To be paired with

Excellent with skewered red meat, medium-aged cheeses and wild game meat. Try it with a chamois stew with currant sauce.

Serving temperature

18/20°C

Aging potential

over 20 years

The Wine

The grapes are produced in a vineyard named "La Pineta," adjacent to the municipality of Dolegna, the historical location of the Venica & Venica estate. The first vintage released dates back to 2021. A wine of strong character, it reflects the wisdom of vines planted over 50 years ago.

The vineyard and the vine

Schioppettino is a native black grape variety of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, cultivated for centuries exclusively in the Judrio Valley and the municipality of Prepotto. In the past, it was known by the name "Pokalza," which in Slovenia means Ribolla Nera. The origin of the current name is uncertain, but it seems to be linked to the Friulian word "Scopp," which can refer to two characteristics of this variety: the cracking of the mature berry under the teeth, with its thick and crispy skin, or its high acidity that triggers a second fermentation, called malolactic fermentation, inside the bottle, causing the presence of carbon dioxide and the resulting cork pop.

The vineyard

It is one of the most well-known native Friulian black grape varieties, along with Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso. Nearly disappearing from the region to favor more productive varieties, it was revived in the 1970s and has become one of the most successful indigenous Friulian varieties today.

The first labelling 2019

The first labelling 2019

Bottle Sizes

  • Classic

    75 cl Bottle
  • Magnum

    1,5l Bottle

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