July 25th, 2012
The Schiopetto family sent out a production letter explaining that the winery prefers to age their wines before releasing them. The family continues following the philosophy their father instilled in the foundation of the winery, which is to produce wines of the highest quality. “We are referring in particular to the decision to wait longer before putting the wines on the market , that is in the second year after the grape harvest , starting from the year of production 2007 , commercial year 2008.”
Click the image below to read the full letter.
June 27th, 2012
Schiopetto’s Cristian Maddalena explains the winery’s key role in the Italian wine revolution since World War II, which saw the bulk of producers transform themselves into high-quality estates. The video is filled with information about Schiopetto’s wines and the property! Click the image below to check it out!
April 17th, 2012
Super tasting in Miami yesterday!
January 3rd, 2012
James Suckling released some notes on “Delicious Italian Whites Not to Miss” just before the end of the year. Great notes on Schiopetto as you can see below, especially for the Friulano 2009.
Schiopetto Friulano 2009: 93 Points
What an intense white, with mineral, pear cake and sliced apple character. Full and very flavorful, with lots of fruit and a balance of acidity. Goes on for minutes. Drink now.
Schiopetto Pinot Bianco 2009: 90 Points
Full body, with a mineral and dried apple character with hints of pie crust. Fresh finish. Minerally. Always a favorite Pinot Bianco. Drink now.
Schiopetto Pinot Grigio 2009: 91 Points
Subtle and fruity with mineral and slice peaches. Full to medium body, with pretty acidity and a balanced finish. Serious Pinot Grigio, as always. Drink now.
February 6th, 2010
Eyeryone’s counting the pennies these days, and when asked about his top picks for value in wine, Wine Spectator’s Italian critic James Suckling made a beeline for Collio and grabbed a bottle of the Schiopetto 2007 Pinot Bianco. At 91 points, it’s a tremendous value with a lot of depth.
“Aromas of lemon peel, with floral and fresh mineral notes, follow through to a full body, with fresh acidity and a long, clean finish of mineral. Offers loads of citrusy fruit.” 91 Wine Spectator
The 2007 Schiopetto wines are sensational – fresh and deep, they’ve been delicious since the day we first tasted the cask samples and have only gotten better. Not that we’re looking to abandon cru Burgundies, but, well, some diversity is nice. PDF of the article is here: Schiopetto – Fresh Whites From Northeast Italy WS