Aged for 6 Months in Neutral oak barrels
2022 Estate Grown
You definitely won’t find this wine anywhere else! A unique red blend of Cinsault and Schioppettino from our Estate Vineyard. The fruit was co-fermented in a wood tank, then aged in neutral oak barrels for only 6 months. Medium-bodied but mouthfilling, light in tannin but big on fruitiness. Drink young or serve as an aperitif.
Schioppettino (pronounced [skjoppetˈtiːno]; meaning "gunshot" or "little crack" also known as "Ribolla Nera") is a red Italian wine grape grown predominantly in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeast Italy. The grape is believed to have originated between Prepotto and the Slovenian border, where records of the Schioppettino wine being used in marriage ceremonies date to 1282. The grape was nearly lost to extinction following the late 19th century's phylloxera epidemic when vineyard owners decided against replanting the variety in favor of French wine grapes like Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon blanc, and Merlot. Some isolated plantings continued to exist until a 1978 European Union decree encouraged its planting in Udine. source WIKIPEDIA
Decomposed Granite and Sandy Loam at 1500 ft elevation