i Clivi 2019 Schioppettino, Venezia Giulia IGP

i Clivi 2019 Schioppettino, Venezia Giulia IGP

Item Number: 14745

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Sub Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Appellation/AVA: Venezia Giulia IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Schioppettino
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Ponca (Marl of Marine Origin)
Case Production: 500

Mario Zanusso's idea is to craft a red wine consistent with the character of Ribolla Gialla (Schioppettino is also known as Ribolla Nera). This red, therefore, plays on acidity, salinity, moderate alcohol (12.5%), with a seducing strawberry color and a touch of spicy, peppery notes under the nose. It is perfectly in the style of i Clivi, meaning that it's exactly what would you'd expect from a red once you know their whites. 2019 is the first vintage, even thought Mario has been thinking about making this wine for a long time.

Vineyard Notes: The 50-year-old Schioppettino grapes come from a south-east facing slope in Prepotto, which historically is the best cru for this variety. Prepotto is located in the Province of Udine.

Winemaking Notes: The wine is vinified in stainless steel with indigenous yeast only. The stainless steel fermentation keeps the fruit intact and the body mid-weighted. It sees approximately 14 days of skin contact. The malolactic fermentation is 100% spontaneous. matured in stainless steel for 12 months. The total SO2 is 59 mg/L.

Tasting Notes: The color is brilliant ruby red with a moderate transparency. The nose reveals scents of cherry and strawberry, with a slight peppery-spiciness. Medium in body, the i Clivi Schioppettino shows prominent acidity and a delicacy reminiscent of red-fruit pulp.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 89 (1/26/2021)

    Two thousand nineteen is the first vintage that i Clivi bottled their Schioppettino, and I certainly hope it’s far from the last. Bright cherry and strawberry, wild herbs, peppercorns and rosy florals develop in the glass. It’s silky in texture, offset by cooling acids and a display of remarkably pure red and even black fruits. Savory more than sweet and mouthwatering to say the least, this Schioppettino finishes clean and poised with a subtle tug of suave tannins.