An autochthonous red also known as Ribolla Nera, the Schioppettino di Prepotto is only produced in the small town of Prepotto.
DOC FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI
Ruby red, almost violet in colour with the typical bouquet of woodland berries, raspberry and pepper. The flavour is intense and sharp.
VARIETIES USED, WITH PERCENTAGE:
Schioppettino di Prepotto 100%.
PRODUCTION ZONE AND EXPOSURE:
The vines are located in the town of Prepotto, Province of Udine, at 160 m above sea level with a south eastern exposure.
Guyot, with a yield of 5/7,000 kg per hectare.
Grown in the Ronco area where the high percentage of clay (called ponca) and hillside exposition give the wines grown here their depth, aroma and persistence.
Harvesting is done manually into baskets between late September and early October.
Destemming and pressing followed by maceration for 8/10 days with daily delestage.
MATURING AND AGING:
Complete malolactic fermentation followed by alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats for the whole autumn and barriques for several cycles for about 12 months before being refined in bottles for a few months.
Roasts and seasoned cheeses.