Schioppettino

(aka. Ribolla Nera, Pocalza)

This ancient red grape variety is indigenous to the Collio Orientali district of Friuli on Italy’s Northeastern boarder with Slovenia. Despite an agreeable wine made from its grapes, the Schioppettino vine has become very obscure, even in its homeland where 20th century pressures to plant more marketable varieties have prompted growers to replace it with the likes of Merlot and Tocai. The decline of the variety is unfortunate as the thick skinned, hard berried grape is arguably the regions highest quality local red variety, yielding deeply pigmented wines with a Syrah-like concentration of darkberry fruit, violets and spice, with a good tannic structure. The wine gains added complexity with age, adding moss and earthy undertones to an already complex profile. Notwithstanding the quality of the wine, in a region best known for fresh aromatic whites, another local red, Refosco, has faired better in establishing a reputation for the regions top red wine. Fortunately, Schioppettino Read more »

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  • We finished off the Gather and Turley (I got a small taste of the Turley ;) ) ... ... and I popped a Holdredge Schioppettino to finish the evening off paired with a Talenti Southern Butter Pecan Gelato. TGIF!Glad I had you going there J Read More

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  • Lovin that Roussanne blend vinO.Tonight we had the kids over to comtinue my ... started off with a Holdredge Schioppettino that was righteous! Don't mind the dirty fingernails, I was working in the yard all day. When that was empty we popped an old stand-by that did not disappoint. Duh. The kids know what I like and came through with a couple ... Read More

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  • Yesterday we picked up our 2012 Holdredge futures and got the "Most ... Steiner Vnyd2013 Dry Creek Schioppettino - MacBryde VnydAnd already bottled2012 "The True"2012 Bucher Vnyd Pinot Noir2012 Russian River Valley2012 Selection Massalle Pinot Noir2012 "Shaken Not Stirred" Pinot Noir2012 "Rolling Thunder"2012 Schioppettino2012 "The Judgement T... Read More

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  • It looks like this thread has been dead for a while, but I just got here, so ... less, for 7 or 8 euro--was schioppettino, a dry red. I did not know at the time what a rare wine it was. I've looked for it since in Italy and in various US states, and have come up empty. Here's a nice write-up about it, if you're curious: http://www.wine-searche... Read More

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  • I'm continuing to try to broaden my wine horizons and try a broad spectrum of new wines.I was lucky enough to find a neat store that only sells Italian wines. And holy cow, did this ever open my eyes to a slew of new-to-me grape varieties! I bought a case of wine - most bottles made from grapes I've never heard of. I figure such complex diversit... Read More

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  • Bressan Schioppettino Venezia Giulia IGT 2006

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    Wine review by ntmcevoy


  • I'm making a lasagne bolognese for a dinner party (the whole deal from scratch, including pasta) and I want to get an interesting Italian red to pair with it. I'd love to get a Barolo but the cost is a bit prohibitive...I'm like to keep it at about 15 a bottle or less.Also maybe a light Italian white to have with appetizers. Unfortunately I live... Read More

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  • Bressan Schioppettino Venezia Giulia IGT 2003

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Le Vigne di Zamò Schioppettino Colli Orientali del Friuli 2005

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    This wine smells like the spice rack. Black peppercorns, coriander and poppy seed mingle together across a broad array of red and black forest fruits. Theres also an alluring musk note. The aggressive tannins are appealingly grippy and seem to be emphasized by the tingling acidity. Though it drinks well now, it can hold through 2016. Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • L'Arcione Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC 2007

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    Wine review by alanb1108


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