California Welcomes Schioppettino (It only took 737 years)
But we’re glad it did!
Behind the Cellar Door is here again! And as a rare treat, we’re doing barrel samples of our limited production Schioppettino [skioppet’ti:no] I know it’s a tongue twister, but it’s delicious.
Schioppettino is from Northeastern Italy, near the Slovenian border. Its known for its ruby color and traditionally makes light to medium bodied wines that are fruit forward, spicy and earthy. Meant to be consumed young like Beaujolais and some Barberas, this is an excellent food pairing wine.
Historically, it has been used in wedding ceremonies as far back as 1282 AD. The name itself translates roughly to “gunshot” or “little crack.” The varietal almost died off in the Phylloxera outbreak in the early 1900s. At that time, many vintners decided to replant in favor of other popular varietals, which brings us to current time here in Amador County where Andis is one of a handful of wineries growing and making wine from the grape in California.
We welcome Schioppettino into our wine portfolio with open arms and we hope you do, too!
Cheers! See you at Behind the Cellar Door.
Rebecca and Team Andis!