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Schiopetto - Friulano 2016

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
  • Wine Maker: Giorgio Schiopetto
  • Grape: Tocai Friulano
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2013) VS: 93 (2015) WS: 90 (2015) JS: 94 (2016)

Wine tasting notes

Lemon-yellow colour, tending to lemon-yellow, with greenish reflections. Delicate, pleasant and characteristic aroma of almond, meadow flowers and a hint of pear. Dry, delicately aromatic taste with an elegant background of bitter almond. Full-bodied and persistent.

Winery Information

Schiopetto

Bottling wine since 1964, Mario Schiopetto excels in his craft, producing wines?whites, in particular?that brought the northeastern region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia into the limelight of Italy's burgeoning wine scene. His inspiration has been such that his three children have joined his impassioned efforts in making this estate one of the area's, if not one of Italy's, best wineries. In the process he has established quite an impressive track record, especially considering that until about 20.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)90 pts

This is a fine expression of Friulano, one of the most exciting grapes in the vast portfolio of Italian white wine varieties. The 2013 Collio Friulano opens to a golden, luminous color with brilliant rays of light. The bouquet emits a steady supply of pear, peach, honey and Golden Delicious apple aromas. In terms of texture, the wine offers good richness and a tight consistency. This fresh expression of Friulano does not see contact with oak.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015)93 pts

Golden-tinged yellow. Intense nose of white stone fruit, lime cordial, green fig and aromatic herbs. Fresh, juicy and precise, with lovely clarity and cut to the pure stone fruit and citrus flavors. Finishes long and tactile with noteworthy depth and complexity. A wine that would have made Mario Schiopetto proud. Lovely balance: the label sports 14% alcohol but tastes like if it has fewer octanes than that.

Wine Spectator (2015)90 pts

A light-footed Friulano, with bright acidity and flavors of poached apricot and ground anise, showing a touch of pastry. Creamy finish. Drink now through 2023

James Suckling (2016)94 pts

This is a solid wine with fantastic depth and power. Plenty of dried peach and lemon. Spice burn. Fresh menthol. Full body. Yet retains its agile and playful nature. Long and flavorful. Drink now.

Vinification Notes

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.