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Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso

D.O.C. Friuli

Typology: Red Wine

Vineyard size: 7.60 hectares

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: Northeast-Southwest

Average age of vines: 20 years

Number of vines per hectare: 2.100

Production per hectare: 9.000

bottles produced on average: 25.000

Average altitude: 25 mt. asl

Vinification: The grapes are gently de-stemmed and pressed, then fermented in steel for 7-9 days with cultured yeasts at a controlled temperature of 28-32°C, with regular pumpovers and délestage. The wine is then pressed off and racked into steel tanks for malolactic fermentation and maturation

Maturation: In steel

Bottle ageing: 3-4 months

Appearance: Ruby red with purplish highlights

Bouquet: Fruity and refined, with aromas of blackberry and redcurrant

Palate: Full-flavoured and emphatic

Note: Technical values for last harvest
Alcohol: 12.6%
Total acidity: 5.10 g/l
pH: 3.40
Dry extract: 26.00 g/l
Total SO2: 65 mg/l (legal maximum: 160 mg/l)

Serving suggestions: Recommended with the regiona's traditional dishes, excellent with fatty meats and stews, enhances Friulan recipes such as "Brovada with Muset" pork with tumips, "Jota" cabbage soup, lentil stew with boar sausage, and pheasant