i Clivi 2020 Schioppettino, Venezia Giulia IGP

i Clivi 2020 Schioppettino, Venezia Giulia IGP

Item Number: 16343

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Sub Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Appellation/AVA: Venezia Giulia IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
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)

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. 2020 is the second 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. 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. It matures in stainless steel for 8 months.

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: 90 (4/21/2022)

    (Vinous Favorite!) The 2020 Schioppettino wafts up with rosebuds, wild strawberries and hints of musky undergrowth. This juicy, peppery, woodsy and wickedly fresh Friulian red keeps the tension high with acidity and wild berry fruits. The 2020 is persistent, leaving lavender and blueberry skin nuances linger.