Refosco – DOC Friuli Colli Orientali

Refosco has an ancient history. It was first documented in 1347 in the annals of the Municipality of Udine, where it is described, together with ribolla gialla, as one of the most highly prized and costly varieties. In fact, it would be more accurate to talk about a family of varieties, the refoscos.
At Castello di Buttrio, our refosco is the variety known as “dal peduncolo rosso” and takes its name from its distinctive purple-red peduncle, the bunchstem that attaches the cluster to the vine.
Refosco’s richly fruited wine is close-textured and full bodied with succulent layers of spice and earthiness. A wine whose chewy mouthfeel is braced by bright minerality.

Grapes
Refosco
DOC zone
Friuli Colli Orientali DOC
Provenance of grapes
The vineyards of Castello di Buttrio
Appearance
Deep ruby red
Nose
Autumn leaves edged with cardamom and bramble
Palate
Vibrant, characterful with well-honed tannins that reinforce the sensation of freshness
Food matchings
Goulash, game and traditional Friulian preparations. Fantastic with mature cheeses and spicy cured meats
Serving temperature
16-18 °C