Refosco

 

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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  • Valter Scarbolo Refosco Red Friulian Wine 2012

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    strong structure, with fine fruits; plummy Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • You're right DM, plenty of Italian chards out there, and obviously not ... ... ... Greek red made from refosco and mavrodaphne grapes.This is Domaine Mercouri's entry level red and as such is somewhat simple and straightforward. Predominantly black cherry with a bit of leather on the nose. The taste is again the black cherry with just a hint o... Read More

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  • JD, you mean besides me obviously.Just ordered these from two different wine ... next week:Mercouri Letrini RefoscoDomaine Spiropoulos Moschofilero Monastero Suore Cistercensi 'Coenobium' Bianco(55% Trebbiano, 20% Malvasia, 15% Verdicchio, 10% Grechetto)Domaine du Grangeon Chatus(100% Chatus) This evening I opened (of all things) a 2003 Illino... Read More

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  • 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 of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso DOC 2010

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    Good. Read More

    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!


  • Tedeschi Corasco IGT Delle Venezie 2010

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    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 plumpness with tons of pure, crushed wild berry fruit, and clean, firm mineral driven flavors through the finish. ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tedeschi Corasco IGT Delle Venezie 2010

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    Wine review by mark


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

    Comment by 1424021Bruce N Curtis 1424021 Bruce N Curtis


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