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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Schiopetto Collio Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Schiopetto Collio Sauvignon Blanc 2006
(search item no. 101531)
Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $28.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Sauvignon Blanc is a French vine, which has found ideal soil and climate conditions in Friuli. Cultivated on hills, it produces small bunches with medium sized fruits. The manual harvest and the soft pressing are followed by a brief period of aeration with no presence of sulfur dioxide. The wine that remains on its yeast for 8 months teases the nose with scents of green peppers, tomato leaves and sage. It confirms the taste sensations and has a good, amalgamated acidity with body and softness and a balanced and fresh finish.
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About Schiopetto:

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.