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Castello di Porcia

Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso

DOC Friuli Grave

Typology: Red Wine
Vineyard size: 9.50 hectares, of which 1.40 are dedicated to the Ca’ Bembo selection
Growing area: Azzano Decimo-Porcia (Pordenone)
Soil profile: Deep soil with a silty-clay loam texture, sub-alkaline with moderate limestone
Grape variety: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
Aspect: North-South
Average age of vines: 18 Jahre
Number of vines per hectare: 2083
Production per hectare: 9000
bottles produced on average: 14000
Average altitude: 25 mt. asl
Vinification: The clusters are gently de-stemmed and pressed, and the must ferments with cultured yeasts in steel fermenters at 28-32°C for 10-15 days, then racked into steel tanks for malolactic fermentation and maturation
Maturation: In steel
Bottle ageing: 3-4 months
Appearance: Deep ruby red tending to purple
Bouquet: Heady, youthful and fruity, with emphatic impressions of wild blackberry and sour cherry, very distinctive
Palate: As a young wine it is complex, tannic, and with good acidic grip; it mellows as it ages and develops a pleasant bitterish note on the finish

Technical values for last harvest:
Alcohol: 12,60%
Total acidity: 5,40 g/l
pH: 3,50
Dry extract: 26,30 g/l
Total SO2: 75 mg/l (legal maximum: 160 mg/l)

Serving suggestions:
When youthful, it is perfect with red meats and sausages; as it ages it partners well with game, aged cheeses, such as Montasio Stravecchio and Parmigiano Reggiano with walnuts. Best served at 18-20°C in very large stemware