In general great with cold cuts, red meats not excessively fat, grilled / skewed meats, game and cheese mildly aged.
A curious name for a wine with a powerful personality and character. “Schioppo” is an old name for shotguns. Maybe it comes from the intense scent of gunpowder and pepper that distinguish it.
Manual at the beginning of October
18-20 °C / 64-68 °F
Light red ruby color typical of this variety. Ample, complex nose with characteristic black pepper notes. With ageing these aromatic notes evolve to liquorice and ripe plum. Medimum body palate, fresh and elegant with herbaceous hints.
Following a cold maceration, which is ideal to obtain the characteristic spiced notes, the wine is fermented in stainless steel vats for about 5-6 days with periodical recasting. The wine is then aged in wood for at least 8 months.