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REFOSCO DAL PEDUNCOLO ROSSO Stocco
- Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
- Type: Vino Rosso Fermo
- Proof: 12,5/13%
- Wine Variety: 100% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
- Place of production, aging, service temperature: Coming from vine varieties located in the Bicinicco and in the Grave area, on flat soils with gravelly substratum covered with earthy material. Matures about 6 months in barrique. Service temperature 16/18 degrees.
- Uniqueness: The peduncle of Refosco acquires a typical and unique red color when ripe. Drinkability is kind.
The gift from the ambassadors
It is part of the Refoschi family that have an ancient history and an uncertain origin. We’ve already had news about this family in the 1200s and in the Annals of Friuli from 1390 we remember a gift from the Romanesque Ambassadors containers of Refosco to the General of the Dominicans. The Refosco in general, always concentrated in the North East of Italy, were split into several very complex geographical attributions (Refosco del Guarnieri, Refosco del Botton, Refosco of Vicenza, Refosco di Dolz etc.) which however always represent the same vine variety. Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is part of the Refoschi family but, from recent studies starting in the 19th century, it is a genetically different and unique vine variety. From recent studies it turns out that the true Refosco is just the one from Peduncolo Rosso while the others, even assuming their name, have rather distant and non-homogeneous characteristics.
A companion of many adventures
Perfect as a wine for a long Sunday lunch in autumn, with roast porcini mushrooms and roast potatoes, among friends who love each other and meet after a long time: wraps with sympathy the moment of affectionate lightness warmed by the first strains lit on the hearth.
The ductile indigenous
Present all over Friuli is easily cultivated in all conditions of soil and climate. The Refoschi in general, always concentrated in the North East of Italy, were split into several highly articulated geographical attributions (Refosco del Guarnieri, Refosco del Botton, Refosco of Vicenza, Refosco di Dolz, etc.) which however always represent the same vine variety. Despite being one of the most autochthonous vine varieties of Italy, it is found only in the Friuli area.