Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso

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HISTORY

In the 19th century numerous varieties went under the name of “Refosco”, thanks to the great prestige enjoyed by wines bearing this name; so much so that even a variety from Hungary was baptized “Hungarian Refosco”. The name Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso emerged in 1863 when a “Grape exhibition” was held in Udine. Before that date it was probably going under the name of Refoschino, by which it is still known in some towns in Friuli. The parasitic diseases that appeared in Friuli in the mid-1800s decimated many varieties, including Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso. By the 1960s and 70s, the variety had almost disappeared, considered undeserving of attention since it offered low yields and was late in starting to bear fruit. Today, fortunately, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, but also Refosco Nostrano, is one of the leading viticultural assets of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

(Costantini Enos, Mattaloni Claudio, Petrussi Carlo, La vite nella storia e nella cultura del Friuli, Forum Edizioni, 2007.)

Grape variety

refosco dal peduncolo rosso

Type of soil

marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin. Locally known as “Ponca”

Exposition

south / south west

Pest control

low environmental impact integrated pest management

Tasting notes

intense ruby red with purple reflections. Nice bouquet on the nose of blackberry, undergrowth, morello cherry, violet and the typical spicy note of cloves

Temperature service

15°C

Alcohol

13% Vol. c.a.

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first decade of October, carefully harvested in the coolest hours of the day

pre-fermenting maceration in stainless steel at cool temperature (4-5°C) for one week. Then we start the regular fermentation with temperature controlled and pumping over

the Refosco dal peduncolo rosso goes well with the game and fatty meats to give pleasure and clean the palate. Perfect match with medium-hard cheeses

2019

Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Tour 2021 – 88 points Decanter bronze medal 2021