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Refosco Nostrano

The Refosco Nostrano grape has a very important place in the great family of Refosco, which also includes the most famous Refosco dal peduncolo rosso and Terrano. There is no reliable information on its origin, but the first tracks we have about Refosco Nostrano come from the municipality of Torreano and Faedis, in the province of Udine. Refosco di Faedis and Refoscone are its synonyms, as reported in the national register of grape varieties. Spread around the Friuli-Venezia Giulia, it was once one of its main varieties, mainly because of its high productivity, but recently has been gradually abandoned and replaced by more “noble” Refosco. Refosco Nostrano has black berries of medium-large size and almost oval shape. Its skin is very waxy and bluish-black colored. The bunch is medium-large, pyramidal or cylindrical, elongated, sometimes winged, rather compact with medium, rounded, three-lobed or five-lobed leaves The Refosco Nostrano grape gives an intense ruby red wine. The fragrance is uncharacteristic, slightly herbaceous with faint hints of dried plum and blackberry. The taste is sour and astringent, tangy, sometimes aggressive, with good body.
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