Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso IGT Venezia Giulia
“Produced in relatively small quantities, this wine was originally a limited edition for When in Rome, but it sold so quickly we made it a regular.”
In Roman times, the intensity of the aroma and ruby red colour of this wine perfectly matched the atmosphere inside the Colosseum, as gladiators fought and free citizens quite possibly swigged Refosco. Famously, it was also the favourite tipple of Emperor Augustus’ wife Livia. Full-bodied with plum and almond notes, Refosco has been produced in North East Italy for over 2,000 years. You can match it with roasted anything – veggies, meat or game.
Grape – Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
Style – Full Red
ABV – 12.5%
Producer – Aziena Agricola Grappolo d’Oro
Region – Friuli Venezia Giulia
About the Producer…
The Martincigh family are lucky enough to call Azienda Agricola Grappolo d’Oro home. Wine has been produced on all 20 hectares since Roman Times. Its Alpine terraces are perfect for ripening grapes – capturing sun from the south-west, naturally protected from cold northerly winds by the Alps and exposed to a mild ocean breeze from the Adriatic.