I opened a bottle of Angoris Schioppettino Friuli Colli Orentali for this month's Italian Food Wine and Travel Club.
The Friuli Colli Orientali designation means that this wine is from the Eastern Hills of Friuli. This wine is 100% Schippettino, a red Italian wine grape grown predominantly in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of the country.
Cindy of Grape Experiences asked us to join her in exploring this region or the Trentino-Alto Adige region. I found this bottle from Friuli while dining at an Italian Restaurant that imports all of its wines from Italy and sells them both retail and served in their store.
I served it with some steaks that I had marinated in Italian seasonings before grilling. The wine is medium-bodied and has hints of black pepper that mingled nicely with the steak. This wine is nice and dry and better paired with food than on its own. It doesn't require dinner, however. It would be equally as nice with some cheese or antipasti.
Cindy is hosting a Twitter/X chat at 11 AM ET this morning. I am unable to join but you are welcome to stop by and chat with the others. You will find them by searching #ItalianFWT. Here are some of the topics they will be discussing.....
- Jennifer of Vino Travels Italy shares An Exploration fo Collio: Part 1
- Robin of Crushed Grape Chronicles explores Trentino-Alto Adige – Trento, Bolzano and Wines of the Dolomites
- Katarina of Grapevine Adventures explains how Pinot Grigio and Refosco Show Their True Colors in Friuli
- Mike of Life At Table is “Finding Friulano: an International Journey".
- Camilla of Culinary Cam is discovering A Small Sample from the Alto Adige: Whitefish Saltimbocca, Strangolapreti, and a Couple of Schiava
- Andrea of The Quirky Cork is savoring Elena Walch Schiava with the Flavors of Thailand
- Cindy of Grape Experiences wants you to Taste the Vibrancy of Alto Adige in St. Michael Eppan Fallwind 2021 Sauvignon