la Roncaia - Refosco

Made exclusively from grapes of a native vine, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.

Description

Radiant in its deep garnet red tinged with ruby, perfumed of soft fruits, showing a big palate. Refosco is a great Friulian wine made from the finest grapes of the native Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso. The grapes are late-harvested in October from the hills of Nimis and a certain amount is skillfully allowed to dry before vinification. Aged in oak barriques for over 18 months.

*Vinification: after a late harvest, part of the grapes are carefully raisined for about 8 weeks. Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks. The grapes, previously destemmed but not crushed, macerate from 25 to 30 days at a controlled temperature. The wine is then transferred to new and once-used barriques for maturation with rackings every 90-100 days. For 18 months La Roncaia Refosco ages slowly in wood. After assembling the cuvèe, the wine is bottled and ages in the horizontal position for 6 months.

Data sheet

Origin estate vineyards in the municipality of Nimis
Grapes 100% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
Vinification *see the description
Appearance deep garnet red with ruby glints
Palate warm, velvety, tannic; a wine with a great body, intensity and tasting persistence
Alcoholic strength 15% vol
Ideal serving temperature 18-20 ̊C
Pairings game or grilled meat
Classification Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso DOC Friuli Colli Orientali
Soil and vineyard marly soil of Eocene origin. The vineyard is planted with 4.200 single Guyot- trained vines per hectare