2018 Schiopetto Friulano
$23.99 / $18.99 case (6saves5)
95 James Suckling - Aromas of sesame leaves, lemon zest, coriander, white pepper and paprika. Full-bodied, dense and, at the same time agile. Hints of olive oil and green olives. Citrus fruit, too.
92 Wine Enthusiast - Aromas of hazelnut, acacia flower, honey and white stone fruit shape the nose on this elegant white. On the savory, focused palate, bright acidity accompanies mature Bartlett pear, botanical herb and a hint of graphite before an almond finish.
91 Vinous - Vivid straw-yellow color. Green almond, grapefruit and herbs on the nose. Then long, clean, and nicely concentrated for the vintage with flavors similar to the aromas. Closes long and bright. Made with grapes from eleven crus of Capriva, one of Pradis and one of Zeg
Italy's Benchmark White - Schiopetto
Aziende Agricola Mario Schiopetto is one of the oldest wine estates in the Collio area. In the rolling hills in Capriva del Friuli, in the province of Gorizia, Mario Schiopetto founded this legendary estate in 1965.
Mario Schiopetto was the man responsible for launching the Italian white wine quality revolution. He bottled his first Tocai wine in 1965 in the classic green Rhine-shaped bottle and Italian white wine was never the same again. His love affair with wine started by observing and working in his father’s osteria, then as a truck driver a job that allowed him to travel far and wide and to gain new experiences. Back in the 1970s and early 1980s, his name was regularly associated with those who first put Italian wine on the quality wine scene; Incisa della Rocchetta, Giacomo Bologna, Ceretto, Antinori, Gaja, and Biondi Santi, for example.
Schiopetto Friulano ranks among Italy’s best white wines....It is safe to say that the quality rebirth of Italian white wine started by Mario Schiopetto in the 1960s. Schiopetto is one of Italy’s truly historic wineries. Vinous