Unusual red grape originally from Northern Italy, it shows full fruit with lots of tannins making new wine drinkers love it and wine connoisseurs swoon. Dynamic.
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Suggested Aromas: Ripe dark berry, baking herbs & sweet spices, full fruit palate with supple acidity & firm tannins.
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Blend: 85% Refosco, 15% Abbott Cabernet Franc
Fermentation: Cool, eight-day fermentation
Time aging in oak: 18 months, French Oak
Finish Alcohol: 13.5 %
Acid/pH: 3.5 pH
Production: 150 cases
Best time to drink: Drinking beautifully now, and will continue to through 8-10 years from the vintage date.
Elevation: 4,200 ft
Exposure: Flat, lots of exposure
Soil: Sandy loam
FOOD PAIRING: FiTry with blue cheese, dishes with smoked bacon or a fig reduction sauce over red meat.
SILVER MEDAL AWARDED from Great America International Wine Competition.
SILVER MEDAL AWARDED from Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.
BRONZE MEDAL AWARDED from San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition.