Ronchi di Cialla Schioppettino di Cialla 2014Regular price £69.95
Balanced red colour with ruby hues. Exceptionally elegant bouquet on the nose and strong personality (spicy fragrances with aroma of soft fruit). Dry, but rare and elegant on the palate (special white pepper flavour); rich nobility of character.
Region: Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Italy
Food Match: Barley minestrone traditional of the Friuli area; roasted white and red meats; meats with delicate sauces; poultry and small game; mushrooms dishes.
Ronchi di Cialla, a 28 hectare historical Friulian Estate, is a small, family run business. Established in the 1970s, they have established a reputation as one of the finest producers of age-worthy wines in Fruili.
‘Ronchi’, in Fruili’s dialect, means hills cultivated by vines; ‘Cialla’ is a small valley surrounded by woods with chestnut, oak, and wild cherry trees. Located in the Cialla valley, one of three sub-zones in Colli Orientali del Friuli, it is a picturesque area with perfect growing conditions for the indigenous grapes. The company philosophy has always been to work solely with indigenous varieties, such as, Ribolla, Refosco, Schioppettino, Verduzzo, and Picolit. In fact, the Rapuzzi Family restored and revitalized the Schioppettino grape from near extinction, defying the odds and local wine laws.