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.


View Supplier Page

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.


Gambero Rosso, 2018

2017 -

3 Bicchieri

94 pts

James Suckling, Oct/2017

2016 -

"This is a solid wine with fantastic depth and power. Plenty of dried peach and lemon. Spice burn. Fresh menthol. Full body. Yet retains its agile and playful nature. Long and flavorful. Drink now."

93 pts

Antonio Galloni’s Vinous, May/2018

2016 -

“Golden-tinged yellow. Intense nose of white stone fruit, lime cordial, green fig and aromatic herbs. Fresh, juicy and precise, with lovely clarity and cut to the pure stone fruit and citrus flavors. Finishes long and tactile with noteworthy depth and complexity. A wine that would have made Mario Schiopetto proud. Lovely balance: the label sports 14% alcohol but tastes like if it has fewer octanes than that.”

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."

90 pts

Wine Spectator, Web Only 2018

2015 -

"A light-footed Friulano, with bright acidity and flavors of poached apricot and ground anise, showing a touch of pastry. Creamy finish. Drink now through 2023. 2,000 cases made."


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."