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Schioppettino di Cialla, Ronchi di Cialla

£38.25
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Type: Red Wine
Style: Earthy & Savoury
Vintage: 2015
Grape Variety: Schioppettino
ABV: 12.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Pasta / Noodles
Red Meat
Vegetables
Wine Notes
Sweetness
Dry
Acidity
Medium
Tannin
Medium
Body
Medium
Drinkability
Now - 10 Yrs
Flavours Blackcurrant, Eucalyptus, White Pepper
About the wine

A totally encapsulating indigenous red from Friuli. Ronchi di Cialla, and their minimal intervention winery, is credited with saving this magical red grape from extinction. Few red grapes in the world are capable of producing wines with this sort of profile. Soft and bright red fruit characteristics are partnered by the most amazing white pepper and tobacco leaf notes, all carried by an elegant, almost creamy body and delicious acidity. Leave it in your glass and you'll be joined by subtle notes of dried mint, eucalyptus and fennel, all the while the wild strawberries and juicy raspberries persist and expand. This is an exceptionally elegant wine, with a truly unique personality that is a pleasure to behold.

About the wine

The Rapuzzo family of Ronchi di Cialla in Friuli's Colli Orientali region saved this wondrous grape from its permanent disappearance and aren't we thankful they did. Made from 100% Schioppettino grapes, this wine is aged for four years, with 14-18 months’ maturation in barrels and 30-36 months of ageing in bottles. Try with peppered and grilled red meat and a ripening hard cheese.