Refosco dPR “Cate”

Vintage 2010

SOIL TYPE: Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin

WINEMAKING: The harvest is picked quite late and only best grapes are chosen for this wine. The selection is carried out both directly at the vineyard and in the cellar. Fermentation and maceration on the skins are initially carried out together at controlled temperatures in stainless steel containers. After maceration the wine finishes fermentation in part new, part one-year old French oak barrels, where it rests for 12 months for the final maturation. The bottled wine is aged in temperature-controlled cellars for at least five more months

VARIETY: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso 100%

APPEARANCE: Very intense ruby red, almost impenetrable

NOSE: Elegant, complex, very intense. With notes of red fruit and blackberries elegantly merged with leather and spices. Background notes of vanilla and cream

PALATE: Impressive mouthfeel, powerful and elegant, with distinct notes of raspberry and liquorice. Great tannic structure; dense sweet tannins with clear notes of mature fruit and spices. Well balanced with a pleasant acidity and fresh aftertaste, very warm and persistent length

FOOD MATCHINGS: Excellent with roasted meats and feathered game, wonderful with aged and medium aged cheeses

AGEING: 5 years