Ronco del Gnemiz Colli Orientali del Friuli 'Schioppettino' 2015
Ronco del Gnemiz is one of Friuli’s most exciting producers, crafting wines under the oversight of Serena Palazzolo, all over the viticultural spectrum. From single-vineyard Sauvignon Blancs, to boisterous Bordeaux blends, the winery’s meticulous use of barrel fermenting, as well as precise attention to detail, has garnered much attention from the international market. Their Schioppettino comes from a small, .7 hectare plot, aging for 20 months in used oak. Medium-bodied, full of spicy red fruit and leather; serve with game or grilled red meats.
The most fascinatingly diverse wine nation on earth, with more indigenous grape varieties than can be counted and a productivity rivaled only by France, with which it is perpetually neck-and-neck.