2017 Mario Schiopetto RIVAROSSA IGT Venezia Giulia is a highly rated blended (Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) red wine from Friuli region. Rated 92p by critic Antonio Galloni Vinous, 2017 Mario Schiopetto RIVAROSSA is best enjoyed with white meat and game second dishes.
Smell and Taste: Very inviting and pleasant aromas. One can feel hints of black cherry and small red fruit that are complemented by typical notes of tobacco, licorice and black pepper. The palate is velvety and balanced with ripe and elegant tannins. For instance, palate presents itself with the right freshness and acidity that makes the end lively and spicy.
Serving suggestions: The wine suits well for second dishes of white meat as well as game. It goes well also with aged cheeses. The elegance and the acidity make it a perfect contrast with octopus dishes.
Serve at: 18° C
About Mario Schiopetto: Mario Schiopetto is considered as a creator to the era of modern white wine in Friuli as well as transforming the conception of Italian white wine. Winemaker Mario Schiopetto was one of the first to incorporate German winemaking techniques like cold fermentation to white wine production. He was one of the "Pioneers" together with Bruno Ceretta, Piero Antinori, Biondi Santi Franco and Angelo Gaja et al.
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