Radiant in its deep garnet red tinged with ruby, perfumed of soft fruits, showing a big palate. Refosco is a great Friulan wine made from the finest grapes of native Refosco dal peduncolo rosso.
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.
Radiant in its deep garnet red tigned with ruby, perfumed of soft fruits, showinga big palate. Refosco is a great Friulan wine, madefrom the finest grapesof the native Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.
There, where our gaze follows the lines of hills and green terraces, oft-times lingering on verdant woods then sweeping across the plain to the far horizon and the glittering contour of the sea. There, where vines are gently caressed by a sweet breeze, protecting them from the old north wind. There, where acacia, chestnut and ancient oak grow, silent witnesses to ancient wine-making traditions matured slowly in technique and wisdom. There, where over the millennia clay marl and sandstone forged gentle hills whose soil is ideally suited, for its position and composition, to vine-growing.
Amidst the rolling hills of Friuli Colli Orientali DOC zone, famous for the prestigious Ramandolo and Picolit DOCG wines, these magical places are home to the La Roncaia vineyards, highly select hectares nurtured by the loving care of people who cherish precious jewels.
An exclusive place of meditation, of pondered experience consolidated through the slow cycle of the unfolding seasons, when each everyday deed has the sanctity of a ritual and is perfectly in keeping with the muted anticipation in the air. Not far from the fine vineyards of Cergneu di Nimis is the La Roncaia cellar, a place that lives in perfect harmony with its surroundings, just as the stone of its walls blends naturally into the landscape.
Here, there are people who know everything about the slow, fascinating process of ageing wine in French oak barrels. They work tirelessly, applying their ancient skills to the vines and their precious harvest, picked in peak condition and selected by hand to achieve wines of excellence. Wines that ferment at a controlled temperature to enhance the aromas of grapes typical of an exclusive territory.
Pairing Suggestions: Game or grilled meat.
Maturation: 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.