Refosco - La Roncaia - Red Wine
Why we like it:
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.
Appearance: deep garnet red with ruby glints.
Nose: intense, complex, with earth scents recalling wild essences and wild berries, spicy and toasted fragrances, up to ethereal perfumes.
Palate: warm, velvety, tannic; a wine with a great body, intensity and tasting persistence.
Game or grilled meat.
It is thought to have been referred to by the Romans of the area, as far back as 200 BC, as Puccino. The first documented mention of Prosecco come...