Villa Rubini’s Schioppettino DOC Colli Orientali del Friuli is a wine typical of the Cividale area and derived from Ribolla Nera (Black Ribolla), an indigenous variety planted on hilly land of the Friuli region. Schioppettino was once called “Pokelza”. Both names mean “small bang” due to the pressure in the bottle derived from a secondary fermentation of residual sugar. Until some years ago Schioppettino was strictly a local wine Friulians drank young. Now it is a wine that ages very well.
- Winery Website: Villa Rubini
- Vintage: 2012
- Harvest method: By hand. Before planting, the soil is thoroughly tilled, from a minimum of one metre up to one metre 20. This allows the mixing of the soil layers and a better aeration in order to bring new vitality to the present microorganisms. 16 parameters are then examined to know the soil composition. These tests are repeated every 5 years to monitor the condition of the soil and to intervene before the vine suffers. We choose the varietal according to the pedological characteristics of every single parcel, the best rootstock, the sun exposure and the orientation of the rows, which are critical for correct grape ripening and for the control of pathogenic fungi. The soil is also tilled during the vegetative cycle to keep it vital and to dig the roots deeply, where the soil is fresher.
- Skin Contact: 14 minimum
- Barrel Info: Barriques & chestnut casks
- Time in Barrel: 18 minimum
Charcuterie; spicy, soft or aged cheeses; poultry; ham