2020 Schiopetto Collio Friulano
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2020 Schiopetto Collio Friulano

Friuli, ITALY
$64. 99
$779.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2023-2027)
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

Mario Schiopetto was the man considered responsible for bringing fame to Friuli’s white wines. He pioneered wine preservation techniques in the wine making process, something lacking in the region in the 1970’s - cold and anti-oxidative handling, epitomised by the German handling of Riesling - along with the more 'French' technique of elevating their wines in a careful, more oxidative, texture-building manner.
Schiopetto’s standout variety is Friulano which sees 7-8 months on lees resulting in a wine that’s rich in texture and flavour with an abundance of wild floral and almond notes on the nose, supported on the palate with rich stone fruits and refreshing acidity.
Brilliant very pale straw colour with green shaded edges and a watery hue. Aromas of pear, lime and green apple gently infused with aromatic herbs are trailed by some stony mineral notes. Elegant and racy, pear and green apple fruits meld into lime, fresh herbs and slatey mineral characters on the back half. Riverstone like mouth feel finishing dry with zippy acidity and a long snappy flinty mineral laced aftertaste.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc. 13%

Other Reviews….
Dried peaches and honeysuckle with some smokiness in the nose. Medium-bodied with fresh acidity and a creamy texture. Flavorful and satisfying. Drink now.
93 points