Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso ''Pucino'', Collavini

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Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso "Pucino", Collavini

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Producer Note

The Collio region, a strip of hills bordering Slovenia, is reputed to have one of Europe's most privileged micro-climates for white wines while the red wines are also noted for their appeal. Collio wines are rather more intense than those from Friuli and have impressive richness and length. Founded by Eugenio Collavini in 1896, this family owned house is now run by Manlio Collavini together with his three sons. Located in Udine, they were among the first to vinify Ribolla Gialla - an ancient local variety- and to implement new winemaking technologies. Collavini prides itself on its clean, modern style wines, while still retaining the traditions and grape varieties native to this area. Collavini's "Broy" is a multiple Tre Bicchieri winner and is recognised as one of Italy's top white wines. As keen dog lovers, the Collavini’s very first pet Dachshund “Ribolla” is portrayed on the label.

Vineyard

The grapes were produced in the Corno di Rosazzo, Premariacco, Cividale del Fruili and Faedis territories, within the DOC of Colli Orientali del Fruili. Both Spur Cordon and Guyot training methods are used on the vines, which are planted to a density of 4,600 to 5,000 per hectare. The soils in the vineyard are mainly made up of marl and clay.

Winemaking

The grapes were de-stemmed, and then cold macerated at 4°C for a week, in order to carefully extract the fruit flavours from the skins. A brief fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Maturation and ageing continued in tank until the following spring, retaining freshness and the purity of fruit from the Refosco dal Peduncolo variety.

Tasting Note

A red wine made from Friuli's native grape, Refosco. Vibrant and fresh aromas of briary fruit and raspberry are complemented by subtle hints of liquorice. The harmoniously balanced palate has faint background herbaceous notes leading to a fresh and elegant finish.

Serving Suggestion

This fresh and vibrant red is excellent with white meat dishes, fat-rich fish dishes such as skate and tomato-based fish soups.

Grape

Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso 100%

Producer:  Collavini
Grape Varieties:  Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
Optimum Drinking:  Within 4 years
Wine Style:  A fresh fruity red wine
Alcohol by Volume:  12.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  Italy
Style / Colour:  Red

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