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.
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.
Pairing Suggestions: Excellent with grilled white and red meats. You can also pair it with tasty and ripe cheese.
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.