Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso DOC 2020 Friuli, Villa Vitas

Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso

Superb Italian red from Friuli with loads of fresh berry flavours, good tannins and sweet spices. Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is the name of this ancient red stemmed red wine grape, used prolifically along the winegrowing areas of Northern Italy and associated with some of the most expensive wines Italy has to offer. 

Read more about the grape variety in this fascinating Forbes article here.

Villa Vitas, in the picturesque medeival village of Strassoldo, has been in the same family for over 100 years - and they remain passionately dedicated to the art of winemaking. The grapes are harvested between the end of September and the beginning of October and, after destemming and crushing, fermented in their skins for several weeks at 22°C. After pressing, the wine undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation and is then transferred to a combination of small oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. After spending several months on lees, the lots are blended, the wine is bottled and laid down for several more months before release.

Dark berry red colour with a lovely ripe cherry, berry nose, and lots of sweet spice all of which carry through to the palate. Intense body with well integrated tannins and a long, surprisingly fresh finish.


About the vineyard

Traditional vineyard that's been in the same family for 100 years, in the heart of Friuli.