2018 Bastianich Vini Orsone Schioppettino
2018 Bastianich Vini Orsone Schioppettino The uniqueness of Schioppettino is famous, just like its distinct flavor characteristics and its deep connection to a limited and rather specific area in Friuli. Schioppettino is a wine substantially linked to its origins, but looking to the future, by virtue of its identity and distinctive personality. The color is a delicate ruby red with hints of violet. The nose what we might consider its ‘signature’, spicy notes (black pepper, especially) emerge with clarity and incredible definition. This spice, accompanied by sweet, lithe, delicate fruit, makes this wine’s immediate impact one of great elegance. On the palate the silky texture shows balance and elegance of the first order, with fine tannins and acidity. Its varietal character is evident, although this balance and this harmonious play on the palate seems more like a Pinot Noir than the rough, typical style of native Friulian red classics.