Rivarossa IGT (Venezia Giulia Rossa)

Mario Schiopetto

Pronunciation
REEEVAH-ros-ah
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Mario Schiopetto
Region
Friuli
Oenologist
Giorgio Schiopetto

Overview

A wine obtained from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Rivarossa is the name of a cadastral parcel of soil. The features of the clay-loam in Rivarossa make it ideal for growing red grapes. Mario Schiopetto devoted his life to making the best wine Friuli has to offer. This is carried on by his children today. Schiopetto has become a point of reference for the entire Collio zone.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
30 % Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc ?Year first produced: 1978
Vinification
Fermented separately in s.s. tanks.
Aging
14-15 months in a comination of French and Slovenian oak.
Alcohol
13.5%
| Appearance
Intense ruby-red colour with lighter reflections on the outer rim.
| Aroma
Intense, warm and persistent, with a scent of red berries, vanilla and spice.
| Taste
Warm, round texture makes this a compelling medium bodied wine showing red and blank berry fruit flavours.
| Serving Suggestions
Ideal with red or white meat, and game.

Rivarossa IGT (Venezia Giulia Rossa)

Suggested Retail:
$42.00
CSPC#:
704035
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12

Reviews

Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - 90 points

The 2007 Rivarossa (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc) is a graceful red. Medium in body, the wine reveals delicate layers of perfumed red fruits, graphite and grilled herbs in a soft, sensual style. This is a beautifully balanced, soft red from Schiopetto. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015.