Rivarossa IGT Venezia Giulia 2018
Mario Schiopetto | Friuli,Venezia, Italy
$329.70 / case of 6Unit price per
Fresh & Spicy
Rivarossa stands for the name of the cadastral parcel that resides on the property, this ruby coloured red was first produced in 1968. Every single grape that goes into the Rivarossa is manually harvested and destemmed and fermented separately. The soil of Rivarossa is predominately clay and each vintage produced has a unique fermentation and refinement period unique to the phenolic conditions of the grapes in each vintage. Notes of blackberry, liquorice, tobacco and black pepper compliment the velvety mouthfeel. Malolactic fermentation is the culprit for the incredible mouthfeel then ageing in oak barrels for 14 months that gives its nice toasty warmth on the finish.
About the Winery
“For me, wine is life.”
- Mario Schiopetto
Mario Schiopetto was part of a group of producers who worked from the end of the 1960s through to the 1970s to improve and modernize the methods of Italian wine production. In 1965, Mario bottled his first “Tocai” thus, giving birth to the era of modern white wine in Friuli and transforming the conception of Italian white wine forever.