Italian wine and grape guide : Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
The Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is a red grape variety that owes its peculiar name to the red color of the stems.
The grape , native from Friuli Venezia Giulia, belongs to the large family of the Refoscos. The grape Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is cultivated mainly in Friuli Venezia Giulia , where it produces the best wines, and recently has been introduced in a few Veneto DOC wines.
The Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is a late ripening grape variety and is known for producing wines that are full-bodied with high levels of acidity with a slightly herbaceous nose and tannins and for that reason is often blended with other grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon.