La Roncaia Refosco 2013
Origin: estate vineyards in the municipality of Nimis.
Grapes: 100% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.
Soil and vineyard: marly soil of Eocene origin. The vineyard is planted with 4.200 single Guyottrained vines per hectare.
Vinification: after a late harvest, part of the grapes are carefully raisined for about 8 weeks. Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks. The grapes, previously destemmed but not crushed, macerate from 25 to 30 days at controlled temperature. The wine is then transferred to new and once-used barriques for maturation with rackings every 90-100 days. For 18 months La Roncaia Refosco ages slowly in wood. After assembling the cuvèe, the wine is bottled and ages in horizontal position for 6 months.
Appearance: deep garnet red with ruby glints.
Nose: intense, complex, with earth scents recalling wild essences and wild berries, spicy and toasted fragrances, up to ethereal perfumes.
Palate: warm, velvety, tannic; a wine with a great body, intensity and tasting persistence.
Alcoholic strength: 14,5% vol.
Ideal serving temperature: 18-20˚C.
Pairings: game or grilled meat.