2018 Schiopetto Friulano Collio Mario Schiopetto M (750ml)15 0 0 0
"It is safe to say that the quality rebirth of Italian white wine started by Mario Schiopetto in the 1960s. Schiopetto is one of Italy’s truly historic wineries. Today the property is owned and run by Emilio Rotolo, with the winemaking consultant help of Lorenzo Landi. Roughly 190,000 bottles are produced a year from thirty hectares of vines. Rotolo has invested heavily in this winery. The project also includes rebuilding the Osteria del Pompiere on the estate... 'Osteria del Pompiere' is a kind of wink to Mario Schiopetto’s family original job, that of running the original Osteria del Pompiere, where the great Mario cut his teeth on wine, now more than seventy years ago." -Ian D'Agata (Vinous)
The M is known at the winery as “Il Mario”. It is the best wine the property produces coming from fruit from the best parcels of vines planted in Gorizia in 1954 - Friulano (95%) and Riesling (5%) produced in stainless steel tanks. It is made only in the best vintages.
"Intense aromas of cherry blossom, violets and acacia with lemon grass and citrus, as well as hints of white peaches. Flint, too. Full-bodied, layered and flavorful. Extremely long and textured. Round and fine tannins. Flinty and creamy. Beautifully subtle. Drink now." 98 points - James Suckling (11 Oct, 2019)