Story of the Wine:
The Refosco grape, a native of Friuli, is said to be of ancient origin. It was apparently praised by Pliny the Elder and was cited in 1390 by Francesco di Manzano in Annals of Friuli. Of the indigenous Friulian reds it has been the most successful in the face of competition from the international varieties introduced from France in the 19th century. It is the dal Peduncolo (literally ‘red stem’) sub variety that is generally regarded as producing the best quality wine. It’s recent revival begun in the 1980's when greater care of cultivation, vinification and ageing yielded positive results. The variety is a late ripened and has a high acidity that makes it so vibrant.
Grape(s): 100% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
Area: From Forchir’s vineyards in Camino al Tagliamento near Udine
The local grapes of Italy are its hidden treasure and Refosco is no exception. When grown and made into red wine by producers of the quality of Forchir then you can be sure of something interesting and thrilling. A deliciously soft red with herbal tones on the bouquet followed by a crisp, vibrant bite on a good, long finish.
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