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2017 Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso “Morus Nigra”

Vignai da Duline

If the Lacrima above bears some of the exuberance often associated with Beaujolais, this Morus Nigra showcases depth, fine grain, and elegance comparable to premier cru red Burgundy. That one of Italy’s classiest reds comes from a grape variety most have never heard of, Refosco, is a testament to the enthralling range of native varieties on offer from this diverse country. With gorgeous notes of perfectly ripe, brambly fruit and white pepper, this rosso charms now and will evolve beautifully over ten years at least.

Tom Wolf

$60.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Refosco
Appellation: Friuli Colli Orientali
Country: Italy
Region: Friuli
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)
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Friuli

map of Friuli

Friuli may be forever tied to its bland, acidic Pinot Grigios, which at one point saturated the export market, but a deeper look reveals a captivating array of unique grape-growing sites, distinctive indigenous varieties, and passionate small growers keen on preserving a rich tradition of winemaking.

Here in Italy’s northeast corner, the region is shared between the Julian Alps in the north and plains leading to the Adriatic Sea in the south, bound by the Veneto to the west and Slovenia to the east. While it is one of the wettest regions of Italy—and all of Europe, for that matter—Friuli benefits from the push-and-pull of cool air currents from the mountains meeting warmer breezes from the Adriatic. A crescent-shaped slice of foothills, where both play a role, tends to produce the region’s finest wines.

Nothing is more emblematic to Friulian wine than a crisp, peachy Ribolla Gialla served with thinly sliced prosciutto San Daniele, a local specialty. And yet, this only begins to tell the story: high-acid, mineral-driven whites from a number of local varieties including Tocai Friulano, Pinot Grigio, and Malvasia range from light and crisp to powerful and age-worthy, complementing Adriatic shellfish, hearty mountain cheeses, and everything in between. Native reds like Schioppettino, Terrano, and Refosco all have something unique to say, while there has even been significant success with French varieties like Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot, all long established in the region.

Friuli’s diversity is its strength, and it keeps us coming back for more. In fact, Kermit imported one of the region’s first organic growers toward the start of his career; our more recent collaboration with producers like Vignai da Duline is a testament to the enormous potential when devoted artisans put their hearts into Friuli’s fascinating terroir.

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A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!

Inspiring Thirst, page 117

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