Schioppettino: there are several hypotheses about the origins of the name
Schioppettino. It probably comes from
the unique sensation that one can feel eating these grapes when they are ripe.
The skin becomes very thin and tight and literally crackles (“scoppietta”) in
Schioppiettino, when young, is taught and lively, dark red with violet reflections, no more than medium bodied with a subtle fragrance of wild berries. As the wine matures the wild berry aromas develop further bestowing a distinctly aromatic and elegant nose on this wine. Fresh acidity, typical of this variety, at the same time underpins the wine’s succulence.