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2009 Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso

La Viarte

2009 Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso La Viarte - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



Like Alto Adige and France’s Alsace, Friuli is a region whose turbid past has endowed it with a fascinating cultural diversity. Nearing Italy’s border with Slovenia, road signs are written in both Italian and Slovenian; even the architecture points to a notable Slavic influence. Friuli also boasts a complex viticultural heritage: La Viarte’s well-exposed marl and sandstone terraces are home to a number of native heirloom varieties. Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso—a sub-variety of Refosco named for the red color its stalks acquire at ripeness—prospers in the Colli Orientali district, a series of foothills between the Alps and the moderating Adriatic Sea. Six years after the vintage, the pronounced tannins and acidity of this 2009 have melded into a thing of elegance, with mouth-coating fruit that hints at plum and blackberry. You will appreciate it best alongside a hearty autumn feast.—Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2009
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Refosco
  • Appellation Colli Orientali di Friuli
  • Country Italy
  • Region Friuli
  • Vineyard Planted in 1983, 2006, 1.5 ha
  • Soil Eocene Marl and Sandstone
  • Winemaker Giulio Ceschin
  • Aging Aged one year in 225-L French oak barriques ranging from first to sixth passage; wine undergoes malolactic fermentation during this period
  • Farming Sustainable
  • Alcohol 13%

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