Mildly interesting article by CourtneySchiessl in VinePair about the recovery of Schioppettino in Friuli:
VinePair:Schioppettino

The article gives (correctly) credit to Dina & Paola Rapuzzi/Ronchi di Cialla for the resurrection of the grape. But it overlooks the contributions of Benito and Giannola Nonino for pushing the effort to revive Schioppettino along.
A more complete story can be found in Vinous by Galloni:
Vinous:Schioppettino

Her characterization of Schioppettino as like a cross between Syrah and CabFranc and a gateway to Italian wine for French loyalists strikes me as a bit of a stretch. If anything, I find Schioppettino to resemble Refosco dal PeduncolaRosso more than anything....but whatever.

Anyway, two interesting articles on one of my favorite grapes.

Tom


Edited by TomHill (01-17-2018 08:39:43)