WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    100% Friulano
  • APPELLATION
    Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
  • ALCOHOL
    12.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • FERMENTATION
    Light pressing, one day of decanting, fermentation with selected yeasts, aged on its lees until bottling, fining and filtration

With our wine label Scarpetta, we're not making trend driven wines. We're making classic, pure, varietally correct wines out of Northern Italy that speak to the tradition of winemaking in that region. We're not re-inventing the wheel.
--Bobby Stuckey, MS

Friuli Venezia Giulia, the northeast corner of Italy, is home to great aromatic whites. The light, gravely soil of the western part of Friuli is perfect for producing light, aromatic, crisp white wines. This Friulano is clean with a zesty white grapefruit flavor, and pairs well with grilled fish, green vegetables and salad.

Bobby Stuckey began his distinguished career of hospitality in his native state of
Arizona. His passion for service at the highest level led him to the Little Nell in 1995. There he received numerous awards for wine and service, including Gourmet's “Best Wine Service” Award, Mobile Travel Guide's Five Star Hotel and Restaurant Rating, Wine Spectator's Grand Award, and a nomination from the James Beard Foundation for Outstanding Wine Service. He left in 2000 to join Chef Thomas Keller at The French Laundry. Stuckey was then garnished with more awards including the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Wine Service Award, and Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional. This would culminate with him passing the Master Sommelier Diploma exam and opening of Frasca Food and Wine in 2004. Stuckey walks the dining room nightly, enthusiastically dispensing advice, recommendations, and sharing his passion for wine with Frasca guests.

Scarpetta is a  brand created by Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and former French Laundry Chef Lachlan Patterson. Their passion for all things Friuli inspired the creation of their own brand, Scarpetta, in 2007. It began with 50 cases of old vine Friulano produced to be sold at Frasca. The demand for the wine was strong, and customers began to request new flavors. The ultimate goal of the brand is to make affordable everyday wines that taste special.

TASTING NOTES 

Aromas of fresh cut white flowers and crisp apple. On the palate, this blend is crisp and clean with a zesty, white grapefruit flavor