TN: Two Rodaro Friuli Wines....(short/boring)

We tried these two new arrivals to NM Fri night:

  1. Rodaro Malvasia Dd’OP: Friuli Colli Orientali (14.5%; Botique Wines/Philadelphia) Rodaro Paolo/Cividale del Friuli/Italy 2020: color; strong Malvasia/floral/bit orangey light mineral/chalky quite spicy very perfumed/fragrant lovely nose; fairly tart/tangy strong floral/Malvasia/slight muscatty slight chalky/mineral/earthy totally dry quite brisk/spicy beautiful flavor; very long/lingering perfumed/Malvasia/floral/slight muscatty very bright/brisk bit stony/chalky/mineral finish; a really beautiful expression of Malvasia d’Istriana at a great price. $25.00 (KK)

  1. Rodaro Schioppettino Dd’OP: Friuli Colli Orientali (13%) 2017: Med.dark color; very strong black cherry/boysenberry/licorice/Schio/peppery light earthy/dusty/OV very spicy lovely nose; fairly tart/tangy rather rich very strong licorice/blackberry/black cherry colo/Schio/peppery bit earthy/dusty/OV very spicy some rosemary/pungent/thyme fairly rich slightly rough/rustic flavor w/ modest bitey tannins; very long/lingering finish that mimics the flavor; a very classic Schio a bit more drinkable and not as structured as most; one of the best Schios I’ve seen in NM; a lovely wine that can use a few more yrs at a great price. $25.00 (KK)

More tittibipple from TheBloodyPulpit:

  1. Paolo Rodaro ( is one of my favorite Friuli producers but I don’t see his wines very often. These Rodaros are their “flower” level of wines, their basic label.
    I’m a big fan of both these grapes. Malvasia d’Istriana is a more subtle expression of Malvasia Bianca w/ less in your face Malvasia character. Schiopettino has a very perfumed/peppery character that I love. Both should be being planted all up&down the coast of Calif.