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Pierpaolo Pecorari
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Rotwein 2013 Venezia Giulia IGT Refosco, Friuli/Venezia-Giulia, Italy

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Refosco
Registration number: #PP-LRR615

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (86 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 13 June, 2016
Editor note: Translate to English Klarer, herber, etwas geschliffener Duft nach roten und schwarzen Beeren mit leicht hefigen, kräuterigen und gewürzigen Nuancen. Klare, geschliffene, kühle Frucht, herb, feinsaftig und gewürzig, hefige Nuancen, feines, jugendliches Tannin, zarter Säurebiss, erdige Nuancen, hat Griff, frischer Stil, guter, feinsaftiger Abgang mit zarter Würze und kühlem Saft.

IGT area(Landweine) for white, red and rosé wines in the Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia. It covers 1,300 hectares of vineyards in the entire region. Grape varieties authorised in the region may be used. Varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the variety in question, up to 15% may be other varieties. Dual-varietal wines are produced from at least 50 to 85% of the main grape variety and a maximum of 15 to 50% of other varieties. For the wines, a minimum alcohol content is prescribed for each wine type, but no maturation period.

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land ideal for...

According to a hypothesis that can no longer be verified but is unlikely, the ancient red wine Pucinum, already mentioned by Pliny the Elder (23-79), was pressed from a grape variety called Refosco ( Refoschin, Refošk, Rifòsc, Rifosco) or an ancestor. The first confirmed mention of a grape variety called Refosco was on 6 June 1409, when a document mentions a banquet in honour of Pope Gregory XII. (1335-1417) with the following wines served: Marzemino from Gradiscutta, Ramandolo from Torlano, Ribolla from Rosazzo, Verduzzo from Faedis and Refosco from Albana. Varieties under the name...

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