'Sant’Elena' Schioppettino di Prepotto Colli Orientali del Friuli DocPetrussa
Petrussa's Sant'Elena Schioppettino di Prepotto wine takes its name from the historic vineyard located in Albana di Prepotto, next to the church of Santa Elena, near the Judrio River. Coming from a single vineyard parcel, its roots are in soil of alluvial origin, characterized by a significant presence of sand mixed with sandstone marl, giving the wine a distinctive and original character. The archive of vintages reveals a remarkable aromatic depth, in which spicy and balsamic tones clearly emerge, prevailing over the fruity aspect. This unique stamp distinguishes a specific portion of the varied wine-growing district of the Municipality of Prepotto. Gianni and Paolo, currently at the helm of the small 25-hectare winery, represent the third generation of winemakers. Since childhood, the two brothers have absorbed family values and winemaking tradition like sponges, remaining faithful to those principles to this day. Their hard-working, non-profit efforts are dedicated to wine, the region and the country. Characterized by an artisanal approach, manual labor done with passion and intuition accompanies the grapes from spring to fall in the winery. No use of herbicides or pesticides, no use of cumbersome machinery: the two brothers carefully follow each step of the process, giving their bottles a unique and soulful personality, almost as if each one carries with it the memories and essence of the person who created it.
Ruby red with purple veins. Balsamic notes, incense, sandalwood, spices, smoky notes and blackberry jam. Enveloping, soft, fresh, savory, slightly tannic.
Alluvial with presence of sand and sandy marl.
Fermentation in steel. Aging sur lies for 18 months in oak barrels, then another 9 months in bottle.