An ancient wine whose origins can be traced back at least to the 14th century. Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso has adapted perfectly to the Friulian environment and has outstanding varietal typicity even in cooler zones. The vine requires poor soil.
Appearance: intense, almost garnet, ruby red with purple highlights. Nose: heady, sincere and assertive with characteristic hints of forest fruits. Palate: complex and intense, chocolate, coffee, dry bay leaf and prunes in syrup. Lip-smacking and lingering.
Variety:Refosco dal peduncolo rosso 100% (autochthonous)
Denomination:D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali
Position:70-120 m a.s.l., east south-east facing on Eocene marl and sandstone hillslopes.
Winemaking method:The grapes are macerated on the skins for 15 days at controlled temperatures of 25-28°C with frequent pump-overs.
Maturation:In French oak barriques for 12 months then in bottle for least 20 months, before release to market.