2018 Schiopetto Pinot Grigio
2018 Schiopetto Pinot Grigio This Pinot Grigio, from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, shows wonderful clarity and intensity with dried lemons, apples, peaches, peach pit and stone character. This 2018 vintage features a medium to full body. Crisp and bright in a rich year.
Aziende Agricola Mario Schiopetto is one of the oldest wine estates in the Collio area. In the rolling hills in Capriva del Friuli, in the province of Gorizia, Mario Schiopetto founded this legendary estate in 1965. The Schiopetto family’s 75 acres of vineyards cover the fertile estate surrounding the former residence of the Bishop of Gorizia in Capriva del Friuli, and Podere dei Blumeri, in Oleis, not far from Capriva in the Rosazzo hills that form part of the Eastern Hills of Friuli. The Schiopetto family has been in the wine business for three generations.
Since Mario Schiopetto’s recent death, his children Maria Angela, Carlo and Giorgio have demonstrated their commitment to running the family winery in the great man’s spirit.
Collio is a crescent-shaped sub region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia that hugs right up against the Slovenian border. It is perfectly situated for growing wine grapes, especially of the white variety.
The Julian Alps to Collio’s north allow the influx of cool, nighttime breezes, while the Adriatic Sea to its south regulates the region’s temperatures.
91 James Suckling: Shows wonderful clarity and intensity with dried lemons, apples, peaches, peach pit and stone character. Medium to full body. Crisp and bright in a rich year.
90 Robert Parker: The Schiopetto 2018 Collio Pinot Grigio opens to a medium rich and fragrant bouquet with citrus, preserved lemon, saffron and dried rose. Compared to many of its commercial peers, this wine shows elaborate aromatic layering. And instead of the standard citrus and dried grass, this expression offers honey-like tones and general smoothness. You could pair it with grilled shrimp in a light curry sauce.