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Refosco: A discovery from Italy for wine lovers
Italy, the land of rich wine traditions and diverse grape varieties, has an impressive selection of wines to offer. One of these special grape varieties is Refosco, a variety that is popular with wine lovers around the world due to its unique terroir and distinctive taste.

Refosco is an ancient Italian grape variety grown mainly in northern Italy, particularly in the Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto regions. The area of cultivation is of crucial importance for the character of the wines obtained from this variety. The vineyards benefit from the climatic conditions of the region, including warm summers and cool breezes from the nearby mountains. These factors give the grapes optimal ripeness and acid balance.

The terroir on which Refosco is grown is also a major factor in the character of the wines. The soils are often limestone and sandy loam, which give minerality and structure to the grapes. The Mediterranean climate and hilly vineyards provide ideal conditions for vine growth and encourage the development of aromas and flavor complexity.

The grapes of Refosco are small to medium in size, have thicker skins and an intense purple color. The wines obtained from them are characterized by their strong ruby red color. They often have a good acid structure and present notes of dark berries such as blackberries, black currants and plums. The bouquet often includes spicy components such as black pepper and Mediterranean herbs like thyme and rosemary.

Refosco wines can take on a variety of styles depending on aging and maturation. Young wines are fresh and fruit-driven with lively acidity, while matured examples can become more complex and develop notes of tobacco, leather and dark chocolate. Tannins are usually present but silky and well integrated.

This fascinating grape variety has managed to secure a permanent place in the Italian wine landscape. Although Refosco is not as widely available as other Italian grape varieties such as Sangiovese or Nebbiolo, it still offers a remarkable taste experience for wine lovers looking for new and exciting discoveries.

Whether you are a lover of bold red wines or simply looking to add a new facet to your wine collection, be sure to try a Refosco wine. Immerse yourself in the flavors of Italy and enjoy the unique characteristics of this fascinating grape variety. Refosco is undoubtedly a jewel to discover and a testament to the diversity and quality of Italian viticulture. - Gerardo [TS06/23]


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