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Schiopetto Collio Friulano 2018

Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyThe Schiopetto family has been active in Collio for three generations, making wines as Schiopetto in 1965 when Mario Schiopetto rented a property in the hills of Capriva del Friuli. His first vineyards were planted in 1954 with friulano, and it was from these grapes that Mario produced the first single variety wine in the region. This tocai friulano comes from the same hilly Collio of Gorizia and its clay and limestone (marna) soils. This was fermented and aged on lees in stainless for 8 months. Potent and concentrated with honeyed pear, yellow apple, mirabelle plum, rainier cherry on a stony palate, lined with a fine sheen of beeswax and lingering with a shimmering limestone buzz. A striking wine, drinking beautifully now and with time ahead.Tasted: 23 June 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 39.95 consignment Producer: SchiopettoDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Tocai Friulano