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Primary Notes: Red berries Spices
Secondary Notes: Toasted
Tertiary Notes: Earthy
Body: Medium +
Acidity: Medium -
Alcohol (%): 14.5%
Origin & Awards
Origin: Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Grape: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.
Fermentation: Heavy wood
Awards: > 85 Pts
Serving Temperature: Best served between 18 - 20 degrees
Asian Food Pairing: Wagyu teppanyaki, peking duck
Western Food Pairing: Game stew, rack of lamb
La Roncaia Refosco 2014
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. Intense, complex, with earth scents recalling wild essences and wild berries, spicy and toasted fragrances, up to ethereal perfumes. On the palate, it is warm, velvety, tannic; a wine with a great body, intensity and tasting persistence.
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 controlled temperature. The wine is then transferred to new and once-used barriques for maturation with rackings every 90-100 days. For at least 24 months La Roncaia Refosco ages slowly in wood. After assembling the cuvèe, the wine is bottled and ages in horizontal position for 6 months.