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Refosco Nostrano

The Refosco Nostrano is a red grape variety with a very important place in the great family of Refosco, which includes the most famous Refosco dal peduncolo rosso and the Terrano. There is no reliable information on its origin, but the first information about the 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 and it is widely cultivated around the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, it was once one of its main varieties, mostly because of its high productivity, but recently has been gradually abandoned and replaced by more “noble” Refosco.

Refosco Nostrano produces medium to large size black berries and almost of 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 produces deep ruby red wine with a slightly herbaceous nose and dried plum and blackberry. On the palate is sour and astringent, tangy, sometimes aggressive, with good body and tannins.

Currently we do not stock any wine made with this grape, but we think you might like one of these wines made with Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso

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