Refosco d.p.r. Riserva

the noble lord of the wine

#elegant #austere #personal #smooth
Like a noble lord of the east, it is silky-smooth and intensely spiced on both the nose and the palate, conjuring up an allure of far-off lands, although inextricably bound to the soil the grapes spring from. Produced only in the years deemed to yield the finest quality, it is an austere, direct wine, dry and tannin-rich, able to reveal all its striking personality with the first encounter.
in the vineyard

Soil: Flysch, interbedded clayey-textured marl and sandstone
Planting pattern: Small parcels surrounded by woodland
Vineyard location: Hillslope terraces
Training system: Guyot simple
Average density: 5.000 vines per hectare
Average yield: 1.5 kg per vine
Elevation: 175-300 metres above sea level
Harvest method: Bunch selection and manual harvest using small cases
Average age of vineyards: 20 years
Vineyard exposure: South, South-west
Vineyard treatments: Ground cover treatments: copper and mined sulphur
Soil working: Spontaneous ground cover

in the cellar

Vintage 2012

Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts, maceration in French oak vats, malolactic fermentation in cement
Maturation: 12 months in French oak barrels
Number of bottles produced 1.932
Alcohol content 13,5 % Vol
Reducing sugar <1 g/l
Total acidity 5,4 g/l

in the glass

Sensory profile: Dry red wine, outstanding personality, spice-edged, austere and tannic
Recommended matchings: Pasta or rice with mushrooms, game, roasts
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C

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