This ancient native vine, praised by Pliny, is the archetypal Friulian black grape. The Refosco dal Penduncolo Rosso is wine with a deep ruby red color. Its complex aroma ranges from black cherry to the hints of undergrowth typical of the grape variety. Elegant and balanced with a distinct acidity.
In accordance with our credo that a great wine is born on the vine, Perusini wine is produced only from the grapes of its own vineyard, all terraced on loam rock (known as ponca in Friuli) in a splendid position, the vines closely planted in accordance with strict criteria. The in-depth research into native vines that has become a byword for our vineyard over three generations.
The Perusini vineyards are one of the 50 happy few listed by Luigi Veronelli in “I vignaioli storici” (The Italian Wine-growers Bible). Today the estate is run by Giampaolo’s daughter, Teresa, an art historian like her uncle, but also a keen cultivator who divides her time between her studies and running the estate together with her husband Giacomo de Pace and her three sons.
For centuries, the hills of Gramogliano have been renowned, like Rosazzo and Rocca Bernarda, not just for their nat- ural beauty, but also for the terrain, position and microclimate that make up the cru hors classe of Friuli’s Colli Orientali.
Pairing Suggestions: Perfect for pairing with fatty meats like roast pork, bacon or soppressa.
Maturation: Ganymede method during the maceration period, which lasted for 18 days. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation the wine was pressed immediately and put back into stainless steel tanks, in which it underwent malolactic fermentation, half of the wine is then aged in oak barrels of second and third passage (no new oak) for around eight monts.