October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
In addition to getting the award for the longest wine name in our entire portfolio, Duline’s Refosco gets the award for our favorite Refosco we’ve ever tasted. Refosco’s natural typicity is perfectly executed here: full to medium-body, complex aromatics, relatively silky texture, with white pepper and white flowers bringing a cooling and a spicy sensation to its bright red and black fruits.
|Appellation:||Friuli Colli Orientali|
|Producer:||Vignai da Duline|
|Winemaker:||Federica Magrini, Lorenzo Mochiutti|
|Vineyard:||Planted in 1996 & 2005, 1.71 ha|
|Soil:||Limestone and clay red soil and Marl-sandstone and limestone flysch|
|Aging:||Aged 11 months in 2.5hl oak barrels (max 30% new oak)|
Vignai da Duline Italy | Friuli | Venezia Giulia
Vignai da Duline Italy | Friuli | Friuli Colli Orientali
In the late 1990s Lorenzo Mocchiutti and wife Federica Magrini inherited a few hectares of vines from Lorenzo's grandfather. These vineyards, mostly neglected for decades, were planted primarily with old vines of local grape varieties like Tocai Giallo, Malvasia Istriana, as well as common varieties like Pinot Grigio, and Merlot. This husband and wife team sum up their respectful, holistic approach to vineyard management best: We believe our wines can convey our respect for the delicate balance of our environment, the care and personal attention we afford to every stage of the production process, and our pursuit of the highest quality wine and viticulture. The grapes carry a memory of the earth they grew in.
Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.
Inspiring Thirst, page 236