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.
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
Age-ability: Should age well through 2024
Best time to drink: Drinking best by 2021-2022
Elevation: 4,200 ft
Exposure: Flat, lots of exposure
Soil: Sandy loam
FOOD PAIRING: Try with blue cheese, dishes with smoked bacon or a fig reduction sauce over red meat.
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