Italy’s 2016 best white wine

René Magritte meets for the Gambero Rosso’s 2016 Tre Bicchieri Award.

White Wine of the year: COLLIO FRIULANO 2014 – SCHIOPPETTO

A traditional characteristic wine with a strong personality, obtained purely from Tocai Friulano grapes. The grapes are all picked by hand, pressed and decanted in total absence of sulphur dioxide. Then fermentation follows in stainless steel tanks and under a controlled temperature. The ageing takes place on the lees for 8 months.


Colour: Bright straw yellow, with gold-greenish reflexes

Aroma: Outstanding nose, with intense aromas of pear and apricot, barely perceivable the classic almond; further aromas of wildflowers help to give more complexity.

Palate: The palate is full-bodied, dynamic with an aristocratic balance deriving from an excellent fusion between of its freshness and marine notes, together with its match of aromas to the nose and mouth.

Food pairings: Excellent also as an aperitif, the wine is well matched with San Daniele ham, eggs and asparagus dishes. Interesting pairings with Asiatic food.

A word to the winery…

“Every action, every activity of Mario Schiopetto was dictated by the desire to give voice to the territory via the wine in order to be able to tell a story in every glass consumed.

Today the business continues its activity following in Mario’s footsteps, availing itself of his precious lessons, still valid today, maintaining a strong focus on innovation in order to guarantee high quality products and working with constancy and dedication, respecting totally the Earth and the environment”.

Let’s see:

(credit: graphic designer, Marco D’intino)


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