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Esprimo Refosco

Esprimo Refosco

Region

IGT Venezia Giulia

Winemaker notes

Vineyards are located on the hillside commune of Colloredo di Soffumbergo at an average altitude of 200m above sea level. The greater diurnal shift in temperatures during the growing season allowing the varieties to achieve phenolic ripeness while maintaining higher acidities and aromatics. Refosco, native grape to Friuli, is at its best on limestone-dominated hillsides producing a wine that exhibits plenty of red and black cherry fruit with aromas of purple flowers (lavender and violets).

Viticultural Notes

The vineyards are located near the communes of Faedis and Togliano in the Colli Orientali. Vines are guyot trained, planted at 4,500 vines per hectare. Grapes are hand-harvested.

Wine

Esprimo Refosco

Estate

Comelli Paolino

Vintage

2016

Varietal

90% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region

IGT Venezia Giulia

Vineyard

Gondolo and Sottocasa vineyards

Vine Age

10+ years

Soil

Calcareous marl

Farming

Sustainable/traditional

Fermentation

After the harvest, the bunches are destemmed and softly pressed. Fermentation is conducted at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. Punch-down is done manually, to extract the softest possible tannins.

Aging

8 months in stainless steel, 2 months of bottle age prior to release

Alcohol

12.5%



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