FRIULANO del Collio DOC

Mario Schiopetto

Pronunciation
Free-ulano del-col-eo
Year
Current
Type
White
Winery
Mario Schiopetto
Region
Friuli
Oenologist
Giorgio Schiopetto

Overview

Mario Schiopetto has devoted his life to making the best wine Friuli has to offer. He has become a point of reference for the entire Collio zone as he essentially found new ways to vinify indigenous as well as international grape varietals. His products enjoy a cult wine status world wide. This particular variety of vine is traditionally grown in the Gorizia area. The wine has its own strong character and personality. At Azienda Agricola Mario Schiopetto s.s. it is grown on the open hillside, in predominantly marly soil from the Eocene.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
VQPRD DOC Collio Grapes. 100% Tocai Friulano
Vinification
After soft pressing, the must is left to decant for a short time in the total absence of SO2. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. A sta
Aging
7-8 months in steel tanks
| Appearance
Lemon-yellow colour, tending to lemon-yellow, with greenish reflections.
| Aroma
Delicate, pleasant and characteristic aroma of almond, meadow flowers and a hint of pear.
| Taste
Dry, delicately aromatic taste with an elegant background of bitter almond. Full-bodied and persistent.
| Serving Suggestions
Excellent as an aperitif, or served with turkey with prosciutto.

FRIULANO del Collio DOC

Suggested Retail:
$41.00
CSPC#:
704039
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12

Reviews

Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - 90 points

The 2008 Friulano offers outstanding balance in a ripe, full bodied style with hints of almost-tropical fruit, mint and flowers. This is a decidedly fat, opulent Friulano. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2013.