Common synonyms: Cagnina, Canina, Crabb's Black Burgandy, Dolcedo, Drobni Rifoshk, Grosse Syrah, Mercouri,Refasco, Refosca, Refoschino, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Refosco del Pedunculo Rosso, Refosco Nostrano, Rephousko, Rifosco, Rifoshk Debeli, Riphosko, Schitterer, Teran

Parentage of the grape: Refosco is actually a group of interrelated but distinct grape varieties. Most of these are related to the Slovenian grape Refosk; the one with the best reputation is Friuli’s Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso. Some people say that the Mondeuse Noire of eastern France is the same grape.

History of the grape: This is an ancient, mysterious variety that has been linked to any number of other grapes. In its native Friuli, it is the most planted indigenous variety. There, it is usually a light, fresh quaffing wine to enjoy with salumi in a local osteria. However, people have begun to realize that it has real potential and have started to make serious wines from it. Right now, many of these Read more »

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  • It is Wednesday isn't it?Tonight I opened a nice Italian red made from Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, from the Refosco grape family, known for having red stems on the vine.Old world funk on the nose, musty with some earthiness.  In the mouth there's dried prune, black cherry, cranberry and a touch of leather.  Fairly drying and tannic with a mediu... Read More

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  • Cabert Friuli Grave Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Livio Felluga Sossò Colli Orientali del Friuli 2012


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  • Adesso Cagnina di Romagna 2012


    Looking for a nicely sweet wine. Well made and delivers a burst sunshine. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105

  • Valter Scarbolo Refosco Red Friulian Wine 2012


    strong structure, with fine fruits; plummy Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Amid a tongue-twisting litany of Italian wine varietal minutiae leading his ... ... aglianico, marzemino, refosco, lagrein, the lambruscos salamino and maestri …  as well as arneis, greco, fruilano, fiano, ribolla, giallo, and, as many wine lovers will be aware, vermentino, which is being made in some quantity now into many highly credible, d... Read More

    From the article Want Italian Wine in Australia ? Italophile Says The Time Is Now

  • Friuli (or more properly Friuli Venezia Giulia) lies in Italy’s ... the ... ... the family was producing Refosco and Malvasia in their home of Isola d’Istria. Livio first arrived in Collio when he moved to Friuli in the late 1930s. As his knowledge of the area continued to grow, he became more and more convinced that premium quality wine had t... Read More

    From the article For the Love of Friuli Wine

  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one: So, what besides cabs and chards have you tried lately? Read More

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  • Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso DOC 2010


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    Wine review by calywa

  • It’s not what you think it is, and I’m not sure what the producers ... breveCorvina 75% raboso 5, refosco 20 Lots of tobacco and carob on the nose with plenty of spice notes, green leaf, and green peppercorn. This is very fruity on entry, with lots of strawberry and fine almost blue fruits in an elegant style. The midplate reveals a little plu... Read More

    From the article Flowers, Minerals, Black Cherries!

  • The only wine I really enjoy is the Adesso Cagnina di Romagna. Can anyone suggest a similar type and taste ????? PLEASE

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