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Refosco 2008, Gianni Macor | Åsa’s Wine of the Month

View over the foggy landscape in Piemonte

View over the foggy landscape

We had this wine for lunch after a long walk in beautiful autumn sunshine. The food was a hearty Tuscan meat stew and the Refosco from Gianni Macor was a perfect match. The bottle was empty much too fast. Refosco is a red grape variety that is one of the autochthonous (original) grape varieties in Friuli Venezia Giulia in northern Italy.

The Gianni Macor winery makes a refosco that is intensely deep ruby red. In the mouth there is a lot of fresh fruit but avoiding going over-board to land in jamminess. The acidity is distinct which gives a good balance and keeps the wine quite refreshing in spite of that it is packed with flavours and colour. Alcohol is 13.5%. Definitely a wine to recommend. Price is around 10 euro.

Canitna Macor Gianni, via Collevillano 1, 33040 Faedis, Udine, +39 0432 728686

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