Friuli, Italy


Located in the Northeast of Italy in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Schiopetto has been crafting top tier white wines for over 40 years. The story of Schiopetto began in 1965 when Mario Schiopetto rented a property in the hills of Capriva del Friuli. The first vineyards were planted in 1954 with Friulano vines, and it was from these grapes that Mario produced the first varietal wine in the area. His philosophy was not to reinvent tradition, but rather to understand the land, the climate, the character of the hills, and the cycles of nature. The contribution Mario Schiopetto made to the Friuli region, and Italian white wine in general is immeasurable. His pursuit of excellence and forward-thinking nature are what gave Schiopetto wines their bold flavour and unbelievable balance.


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Collio Friulano


SKU (BC) 764670
Country Italy
Region Friuli
Type White
Varietal Friulano
Listing (BC) Speculative
Case Config. 6x750ml
Available In BC


Bright straw yellow, with gold-greenish reflexes.


Outstanding nose, with intense aromas of pear and apricot with a hint of almond; further aromas of wildflowers add complexity.


The palate is full-bodied and dynamic with considerable texture. Flavours of apricot, honey and a subtle nutty character.

Food Pairing

Pair with lemon-baked tilapia, cobb salad, or shrimp scampi.

More Info

A traditional characteristic wine with a strong personality, obtained purely from Tocai Friulano grapes, historic varietal from Collio of Gorizia, planted in a well ventilated hill area where the soil is mainly clay and limestone with origins from the eocenic era. The grapes are all picked by hand, pressed in a soft press after which there follows a brief period of decantation in total absence of sulphur dioxide. This is followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks under a controlled temperature. The ageing takes place on the lees for 8 months.

98 pts

James Suckling, Oct/2017

2016 -

Top 100 of 2017 "This is extremely smoky on the nose with flint and gunpowder. Dried apple, lemon and pear character. Full body, dense and powerful. Yet always lively and dancing in the palate. Crazy finish. One of Italy's top whites. Made from vines planted in 1954. Drink now."

95 pts

James Suckling, Nov/2016

2015 -

"A wine with gorgeous fruit such as peaches in addition to spices and minerals. Very aromatic. Medium-to full-bodied, very spicy and very intense. Powerful and rich. Almost burns with spiciness. Dense center palate. Great finish. Superb wine. Savory."


Gambero Rosso, Vini di Italia 2017

2015 -

3 Bicchieri 

95 pts

Doctor Wine

2014 -

95 Points & the "Face Logo"

90 pts

James Suckling, Nov/2015

2014 -

"Pretty subtle aromas of caramel, walnut shell and lemon as well as peach skin. Full body and tangy fruit plus a sliced peach and lemon finish. Drink now."


Vini d'Italia Gambero Rosso 2016

2014 -

"White of The Year" Vini d'Italia Gambero Rosso 2016 - "100% friulano from Collio DOC aged in stainless on lees is balanced with almond, apricot & pear fresh aromas with full flavour that can age."