Refosco

GRAPES: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
PRODUCTION AREA: North-east of Italy
ASPECT AND ELEVATION: 200 meters above sea level
SOIL TYPE: Gravelly, sandy, rich in minerals
TRAINING SYSTEM: Cordon spur
PLANTING DENSITY: 6000-7000 vines per hectare
HARVEST PERIOD: End of September
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% vol
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2 g/ lit
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5,30 g/ lit
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16° - 18° C
RECOMMENDED GLASS: Medium-sized, tulip-shaped glass
AGEING POTENTIAL: Three years
FORMAT (ML): 750 

WINEMAKING PROCESS

Fermentation on skins lasts for 15-20 days after harvesting at a controlled temperature of 26° - 28° C. Malolactic fermentation follows alcoholic fermentation with further ageing on fine deposits in large barrels until spring. 

TASTING NOTE

Andreas Larsson: Dark ruby with a purple hue. Sweet berries, cherry and leather. The palate is quite rigid and dense with juicy cherry fruit, young tannin, good freshness and fairly long finish.
Markus Del Monego: Deep purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Juicy fruit, cherries and mulberries, mild spices and hints of vanilla in the background. On the palate well structured with rather good weight and length. 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Perfect with beef, especially roasts, ideal also with salami and medium-sharp cheeses.