Red stem Refosco is one of the most famous wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia. It’s genetically close to Primitivo, Terrano and Veronese Corvina, which is used for Amarone wine. It has an important structure with an ever pleasing herbaceus note. The label features a portrait of Giacomo de Claricini, who lived in the 17th century.
Grapes: 100% red stem Refosco
Harvest: hand picking and selection of healthy grapes
Vinification: maceration in stainless steel containers for 10 days at a temperature of 26-28° C / 78-82°F, then ageing in French oakwood barrels
Alcohol content: 13.5% ABV
Primary aromas: blackberry, dried plum
Tasting notes: intense ruby colour with violet highlights, turning garnet-red with ageing. Savoury, lightly tannic, fully-bodied and slightly bitter, with a lingering and pleasing aftertaste. Altogether a great balanced wine with fruity flavours, soft and restrained tannin and a medium-long aroma on the finish.
Food pairing: best combined with game, red meat, roasts, medium and long-keeping cheese, cold cuts
Serving temperature: 16-18°C / 60-64°F