Schioppettino, also known as Ribolla Nero, is an indigenous black grape grown exclusively in the hilly area of Prepotto (Friuli-Venezia Giulia). It is a DOC grape variety that has been rooted in the Friuli territory for over ten centuries.
Only a few winemakers have presently decided to grow this variety, whimsical in the country like a Pinot noir and poetic in the glass like a refined Syrah. Its rich tones on the nose, its aromatic intensity and its spicy note (black pepper) make it one of the most important and appreciated red wines on the Italian wine scene. For real and avid connoisseurs always in search of novelties to please the palate.
For the history of this indigenous grape variety, visit http://www.ronchidicialla.it/en/schioppettino
Schioppettino di Cialla
Wine grower: four years, including 14-18 months maturation in barrels and 30-36 months ageing in bottles. Consumer: 15-20 years ageing. Special vintages may reach much longer ageing, in a “crescendo”.
Total acidity: 5.3 g/l
Alcohol content: 12.5 % vol.
Balanced red with ruby hues.
Exceptionally elegant bouquet and strong personality (spicy fragrances with aroma of soft fruit).
Dry, but rare and elegant (special white pepper flavor); rich nobility of character.
Barley minestrone traditional of the Friuli area; roasted white and red meats; meats with delicate sauces; poultry and small game; mushrooms dishes.
Serving temperature 18°C