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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Schiopetto Tocai Friulano 2001
Schiopetto Tocai Friulano 2001
(search item no. 54939)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $32.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Straw yellow in color, its fine varietal character makes it the quintessential classic Friulan wine. The bouquet is delicate and clean with echoes of lime blossom, fennel and bitter almonds (typical of Tocai). On the palate, the wine shows excellent structure with flavors of apples, pears and almonds. Recommended with risotto, Montasio (made with friulan cheese) is the local favorite. Also pairs well with cream sauces on pasta, fish and grilled meats.
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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.