Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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.

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Schioppettino di Cialla 2010