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Schioppettino (Italy)

Schioppettino is a red wine grape from Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Locally, it is also called Ribolla Nera.

Typical Flavors


Strawberry
Strawberry
Cherry
Red
Cherry
Cherry
Black
Cherry
Plum
Plum

Violets
Violet
Jam
Jam
Licorice
Licorice
Spice
Spices

Oak added Flavors

Oak
Wood
Spices
Spices
Tobacco
Tobacco
Leather
Leather

Red berries, Cherry, and Plum are typical Schioppettino flavors.

Hints of Jam and Spices.

Profile

Schioppettino wines are full-bodied with strong acidity and high tannins:

BODYFull
TANNINSHigh
FRUITMedium Plus
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperatures:
16-17°C (61-63°F)
17-18°C (63-64°F) Riserva / Barolo

Food Pairing


Charcuterie
Charcuterie
Salami
Salami
Duck
Duck
Goose
Goose

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Ox
Meat

Rabbit
Rabbit
Wild Boar
Wild Boar
Deer
Venison
Hamburger
Hamburger

Schioppettino is a powerful red wine. It pairs best with powerfull dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Rich Charcuterie. Salami.
Rich Stews. Beef Stew. Ragù. Stroganof.
Duck Brest. Confit. Roast Goose.
Game. Rabbit. Wild Boar. Venison.
BBQ. Roasted Beef. Lamb. Veal. Liver.
Read Meat. Rib-Eye. Fillet Steak.

Cheese:
Medium Cheese. Smoked Cheese.
Asiago. Ragusano. Cheddar. Gouda.
Aged Cheddar.

Friulian Spesialities:
Nutmeg Braised Goat.
Osso Buco (Veal Shanks braised with Vegetables).
Stufato di Coniglio (Rabbit Stew).

If You Like Schioppettino

You Might Also Like:

Barolo (Italy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (France)
Languedoc (France)
Lebanese Red (Lebanon)
Malbec (Argentina)
Nero d'Avola (Italy)
Petite Sirah (USA)
Pinotage (South Africa)
Rioja Reserva (Spain)
Shiraz (Australia)
Super Tuscan (Italy)
Syrah (France)
Touriga Nacional (Portugal)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a good bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located in Nort East Italy. The capital is Trieste.

The region is best known for its white wines like Friulano, Pinot Grigio, and Prosecco.

A Perfect Wine Growing Climate

The climate in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is influenced by both the Alps and the Sea.

The Julian Alps in the north provide shelter from the cold winds, while both hot sommers and cold winters are tempered by the Adreatic Sea.

This even climate allows the grapes to develop balanced acidity and strong flavors.

Friuli

Best Nown Regions

Carso DOC, Collio Goriziano DOC, Friuli Annia DOC, Friuli Aquileia DOC, Friuli Colli Orientali DOC, Friuli Grave DOC, Friuli Isonzo DOC, Friuli Latisana DOC, Lison-Pramaggiore DOC.

Collio Goriziano DOC

Collio Goriziano (or simply Collio DOC) is situated in the Province of Gorizia, in the Gorizia Hills by the Slovenian border.

Friulano DOC, Pinot Grigio DOC, and Sauvignon DOC are the primary white wines here, followed by Ribolla Gialla DOC, Malvasia Bianca DOC, Chardonnay DOC, and Pinot Bianco DOC.

The red DOCs are Merlot DOC, Cabernet Sauvignon DOC, Cabernet Franc DOC, Pinot Nero DOC.

Friuli Colli Orientali DOC

Colli Orientali del Friuli is situated in the Julian Alps by the Slovanian border.

The quality of the wines here comes from a chalky sandstone ground, lots of sun, and a cold climat 400m altitude.

Friulano DOC, Ribolla Gialla DOC, and Sauvignon Black DOC are the primary white wines, and the best reds are Merlot DOC, Refosco DOC, and Pignolo DOC.

Friuli Izonso DOC

Savignon DOC and Chardonnay DOC, and the most prominent white wines, and the best red is Merlot DOC.

Friuli Grave DOC

Pinot Grigio is the most prominent white wine, and the best reds are made from the Bordeaux grapes Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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