Vineyard: Dario Coos
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia, North-east Italy
Grape: 100% Schioppettino. Year 2018
- Our wines can be purchased as a case of 6 bottles, a 2 bottle box or single bottle box, with any combination of wines.
- Free delivery when you spend over £120.00. Next-day delivery when you order before 12.00pm midday (UK mainland only) although we cannot always guarantee it.
YOU MUST BE 18 OR OVER TO BUY THIS WINE.
- Schioppettino, much like Pignolo, one of Friuli’s budding superstars, was saved from extinction in Friuli around 1977 when the inhabitants of a town, led by an equally passionate mayor, began to campaign en masse for the replantation of their beloved Schioppettino. People listened and, before long, Schioppettino was being cultivated on a moderately sized scale, particularly thriving in the Colli Orientali del Friuli, such as this bottling from the small holding of Dario Coos, situated in Nimis, a small town within the province of Udine.
- The term ‘schioppo’ is used to describe a shotgun, and there are a few theories as to why the grape was called Schioppettino. Some say it’s a reference to the way the grapes burst, almost popping like gunfire, while others claim that the wine has an almost gunpowder-like smokiness to it. Either way, it’ll get your tastebuds racing!
- Following a cold maceration, which is ideal for obtaining the characteristic spiced notes, the wine is fermented in stainless steel vats and then transferred to oak barrels where it is aged for up to 8 months.
- It is light ruby red in colour. A generously perfumed and complex nose with typical characteristics of black pepper and dried spice. With ageing, these aromatic notes evolve into liquorice and ripe, candied plum. On the palate it reveals bright red fruit such as strawberry, maraschino cherry, spiced plum and layers of perfumed herbs and peppery spice.
- Accompany this wine with simple antipasti such as prosciutto San Daniele (also from Friuli) or pasta all’amatriciana. Cheeses to eat alongside are Toma or Parmigiano-Reggiano.