Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso has been mentioned since ancient times as a wine of great renown. The first official documents date back to 1300, although the Romans already praised its qualities and, in particular, the intense and dark color of its grapes. Together with the Ribolla Gialla, it was described as a vine of great value, with a strong character thanks to the slightly herbaceous, fruity and mineral notes.
An elegant and aristocratic native grape variety, popular since 1600 in the European and Papal courts, which has found its natural habitat in the Rosazzo marls. Thanks to natural low yields, due to the phenomenon of floral abortion, the grapes acquire a deep golden yellow color and a strong character that recalls the scent of acacia flowers, honey, dried fruit.
A local vine with ancient origins; it is thought to be the old Rebula originating from the island of Cephalonia. Ribolla di Rosazzo already existed back in 1300, both in Friuli as well as in the Venetian Republic. Its high level of acidity enables this wine to age very well.
The existence of this particular vine is documented in Rosazzo as far back as the Middle Ages. On the brink of extinction, its recovery and rediscovery stems from the few grapes found in the vineyards of the Abbey of Rosazzo, from the 1970’s – 80’s. It is a special wine, full of body. Rich in tannins, it is particularly suited to ageing.
Widely available in Friuli, the finest examples can be found in the Colli Orientali del Friuli. The topic of debate as to its true origin amid Friulan and Hungarian wine producers, the wine obtain from this vine will only be referred to as “Friulano” from 2007 harvest onwards. The clear nose of bitter almond is a characteristic trait of this wine.