Vineyard and Winemaking
Refosco was among the first varieties that were planted in our vineyards in 2002. By now we are convinced that in our terroir this variety can give excellent results. Always aiming at producing grapes of the best possible quality we ensure low yields on our vines, no more than 5 tons/ha. These grapes will be hand-picked and strictly selected on the vine and upon arrival at the winery in order to make sure that only the best will be used for the making of Refosco. 14 months in new French oak barriques will endow the wine with a spicy complexity and great texture.
The wine has a deep ruby color with purple highlights and thick, slow-moving legs. The nose is explosive, showing seductive cherry, strawberry and plum aromas on a background of sweet spices and vanilla. On the palate, its concentrated, juicy fruit character and the silky ripe tannins create a round mouthful, which is underpinned by a fruity aftertaste that lingers on.
This is a versatile wine that can be paired with a wide range of dishes, on various occasions. Try it with barbecued meats, spaghetti in spicy red sauce, a nice juicy hamburger or a platter of ripe cheeses. It is ready to be enjoyed now but it can benefit from bottle aging for at least another 8 to10 years.
Awards in competitions
Aenaos/Refosco 2009 - Silver Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy 2012