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- Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
- Type: Still, Red Wine
- Proof: 13/13,5%
- Wine Variety: 100% Schioppettino
- Place of production, aging, service temperature: Coming from vine varieties in the Municipality of Prepotto, located to the North / East at 160 meters above sea level, on land rich in marl and with a balanced supply of clay. Maturation and Aging: 7/8 months in barrique and bottle. Temp. Service 18/20 de
- Uniqueness: Super native wine practically Prepotto's banner and therefore characterized by a special micro territorial uniqueness.
The spotless solitary
In 1976 a law forbade the planting of the vine variety to make room for other more productive grapes. However, following a strong local protest, particularly in the Prepotto area, production has started again in 1978. Since the end of the 1800s we have clear indications about the Schioppetto. This vine variety contributed to the rebirth of Friuli production after the phylloxera disaster in Europe. The Schioppettino is also known as Pokalza, the Slavic name, for the existence of the vine variety and wine even in areas bordering Italy. The Italian name seems to derive from the sensation of "bursting" in eating the berries due to the significant thickness of the skin or for the same effect on the palate. Wine banner of Prepotto. Mario Soldati in his "Wine in Wine" called it a solitary spotless: one of those human virtues that Alfieri considered the greatest.
Of necessity virtue
Missing the train back from Udine for a boring job thing that forces you to stop and sleep. After a walk in Piazza delle Erbe (today Matteotti) during an icy and rainy February and sheltered in the first, cosy, trattoria you will be consoled and kindly surprised by the pairing of a good Schioppettino refined with a taste of Jota soup, a beautiful veal shank with "chifeleti" potatoes and a magnificent and genuine Moisir cheese before a beautiful local grappa and a healthy, deep and regenerating sleep free from boring dreams.
The banner of Prepotto
The Schioppettino is present in the province of Udine and in particular in the area of Prepotto and in the hamlet of Albana. In purity it is granted in the provinces of Udine and Gorizia with the denomination of Friuli Colli Orientali and Friuli Isonzo. It is found abroad especially in Slovenia in once Italian territories.