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Schioppettino

Schioppettino is a native grape variety of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. It was almost extinct and forgotten for decades and was saved by local winemakers in the 1970s.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Schioppettino is a dark-skinned grape variety, producing a range of hues from purple-ish ruby red to garnet. Its aroma and taste profile is that of cherries, plums, black current, along with subtle notes of green peppercorns. Schioppettino has good acidity and smooth tannins. When aged, the wines can also exhibit complex aromas of underbush, tobacco and tar.

Fresh Schioppettino grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Schioppettino is native to the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy, where it is grown predominantly in the Collio Goriziano and Colli Orientali del Friuli DOCs. It is also grown in small quantities in the Sonoma County in the California. Schioppettino is a relatively low-yielding variety and vines tend to be low-vigour. It is sensitive to vineyard site, the microclimate is the key to its full ripeness. For this reason, Schioppettino wines can have different styles, depending on the terroir and the winemaking process. The style range from smooth, elegant wines, to Amarone-like, air-dried rich wines. The appellations associated with Schippettino the most is Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC. The wines are perfumed, elegant, with great potential to age and develop more complex taste profile. Schioppettino is a versatile wine that pairs well with a range of foods. Its fresh acidity makes it a great accompaniment to grilled meats and fish, as well as tomato-based dishes.

Foods to pair with Schioppettino:

Beef
Game
Sausage
Smoky
Fish
Light meat
Fun Fact about Schioppettino
The salvation of Schioppettino took a lot of efforts. A mayor who spent years campaigning for Schioppettino's rehabilitation. In 1977, an emergency town council meeting was held with the "save Schioppettino" motion and finally made the grape listed in the authorized list.

Top Wines with Schioppettino

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Ronchi di Cialla Schioppettino di Cialla

Ronchi di Cialla

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Ronchi di Cialla Schioppettino di Cialla is a premium red wine produced by Ronchi di Cialla, a renowned winery located in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. The wine is made from the Schioppettino grape variety, which is grown exclusively in the Cialla subzone of the Friuli Colli Orientali DOC appellation. The vineyards are situated on steep hillsides with poor soils, which results in low yields and high-quality grapes. The winemaking process involves a long maceration period and aging in oak barrels, which gives the wine a complex and elegant character. The wine is known for its intense aromas of red fruit, spices, and herbs, and its full-bodied and structured palate with firm tannins and a long finish.
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La Tunella L'Arcione

La Tunella

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La Tunella L'Arcione is a remarkable wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from a prestigious appellation, this wine is crafted with meticulous care and attention to detail. The vineyard where the grapes are grown boasts unique features that contribute to the wine's exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves a combination of traditional techniques and modern innovation, resulting in a wine that beautifully balances tradition and innovation. L'Arcione is known for its elegant style, offering a harmonious blend of flavors and aromas that captivate the senses. This wine is a true testament to the artistry and passion behind its creation.
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I Clivi Schioppettino

I Clivi

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I Clivi Schioppettino is an illustrious Italian red wine produced in the Friuli DOC region of north-eastern Italy. It is a unique blend of Schioppettino, a local variety of grape, with a small amount of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine is deep ruby-red in color, with intense aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and a hint of spice. On the palate, it is full-bodied and well-balanced, with a round and elegant texture and good concentration of ripe dark fruits. Its bright acidity and medium tannins provide a pleasing structure and length on the finish. Enjoy this wine with game dishes, robust cheeses, or a plate of charcuterie.
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Petrussa Schioppettino di Prepotto

Petrussa

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Petrussa Schioppettino di Prepotto is a captivating red wine that showcases the unique character of the Prepotto appellation in Italy. Crafted by a renowned producer, this wine is made from the indigenous Schioppettino grape variety, grown in the region's distinct vineyard features. The winemaking process involves careful attention to detail, resulting in a wine that beautifully expresses the terroir. With its deep ruby color and enticing aromas of blackberries and spices, this wine offers a harmonious balance of fruitiness and earthiness on the palate. Its elegant structure and lingering finish make it a delightful choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a truly authentic Italian experience.
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Ronco del Gnemiz Schioppettino

Ronco del Gnemiz

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Ronco del Gnemiz Schioppettino is a premium wine produced by the renowned Ronco del Gnemiz winery. This wine comes from the Friuli Colli Orientali appellation, which is known for its unique terroir and ideal growing conditions for the Schioppettino grape. The vineyard features steep slopes and mineral-rich soils, which impart a distinct character to the wine. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is a complex and elegant expression of the Schioppettino grape, with notes of dark fruit, spice, and earthy undertones. It is a perfect choice for wine enthusiasts looking for a high-quality wine with a unique character.
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