i Clivi 2020 Schioppettino, Venezia Giulia IGP
Item Number: 16343
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Sub Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Appellation/AVA: Venezia Giulia IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Schioppettino
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
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.