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Schiopetto Friulano 750ml 2011
Sku: 1841517
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Country: Italy
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Sub-Region: Collio Goriziano Or Collio
Grape Varietal: Friulano
Type: Still wine
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Wine Spectator 89 points - A rich version that remains well-focused and lithe, offering notes of almond pastry and glazed apricot, with briny acidity and hints of thyme, star fruit and melon rind. Drink now through 2016. 300 cases imported. –AN  (Oct 15 2013)

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Wine maker notes
A traditional characteristic wine with a strong personality, obtained purely from Tocai Friulano grapes, historic varietal from Collio of Gorizia, planted in a well ventilated hill area where the soil is mainly clay and limestone (called “marna”) with origins from the eocenic era. The grapes are all picked by hand, pressed in a soft press after which there follows a brief period of decantation in total absence of sulphur dioxide. This is followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks under a controlled temperature. The ageing takes place on the lees for 8 months.

Producer
The Schiopetto family has been in the wine business for three generations. Mario Schiopetto founded this legendary estate in 1965, producing wines that would eventually inspire the entire wine industry. Since his death, his children Maria, Angela, Carlo and Giorgio have demonstrated their commitment to running the family winery. The Schiopetto family’s 75 acres of vineyards cover the estate surrounding the former residence of the Bishop of Gorizia in Capriva del Friuli, and the Podere dei Blumeri in the Rosazzo hills that form part of the eastern hills of Friuli. Since the beginning Schiopetto has set a standard of unrelenting quality that covers vineyard practice as well as vinification. The vines are planted in a unique soil type known locally as Ponca, which lends tremendous crushed-mineral clarity to the wines. The heart of the winery is the yeast room, which plays a vital role in the company’s philosophy and production process. This is where the various types of yeast required to trigger fermentation are grown. Cutting edge technology is used to eliminate the risk of error and carry out the art of winemaking. Schiopetto is one of Italy’s foremost white wine producers. It was selected by Wine & Spirits Magazine as Top 100 Winery of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

 
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