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Refosco

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A family of closely related varieties found Northern Italy and neighboring Slovenia with genetic links to the grapes of Valpolicella. Wines range in body and style but usually feature deep color and elevated acidity.

Primary Flavors

  • Dried Herbs
  • Dried Cherry
  • Espresso
  • Anise
  • Smoke

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-full Body
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Medium Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Universal

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

Cured meats, game, roasted fare and spiced dishes work well with this richer, fuller-bodied red.

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