la Roncaia - Refosco
Made exclusively from grapes of a native vine, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.
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.
|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|