Italy. Friuli. Ronco Cucco Refosco dal PR 750ml 2011
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What were you doing on April 5, 1499?
Originally this winery produced Monte Cucco wines because the vineyards are in the Monte Cucco hills. After some years, Italian Tuscany laws designated Monte Cucco a DOC of Tuscany, so the use of "Monte Cucco" as a wine name was no longer possible. And so the name became "RONCO CUCCO" meaning vineyards on the top of the hill Monte Cucco. The word Ronco in Italian/Friulan means the top of a hill.
This has been our world, our labor, since the winery was established on April 5, 1499.
Category: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso DOC Friuli Isonzo
Grapes: 100% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
Vineyard name: Colombara
Soils: Medium-textured alluvial
Elevation: 49 metres
Training system: Guyot 2.40 X 1.00 m
Harvest: 24 September 2010
Production in bottles: 3,300
Vinification: 10-day maceration followed by malolactic fermentation. 18-month maturation in 225l oak barrels, followed by 6 months in steel and another 6 months in the bottle.
Sensory profile: Deep ruby red in colour, with subtle garnet from ageing. Classic bouquet of hints of spice, roast espresso bean, and dark chocolate. Lightly-tannic, firmly-structured palate.
Serving suggestions: Perfect with hearty dishes, flavourful meats and with game. Enjoy at 18°C.
Technical data: Alcohol: 13.5% – Total acidity: 6 g/l