Sensory profile This wine greets the eye with a dark, purple-veined ruby that presages its intensity and depth. The nose immediately releases smooth floral and vegetal notes, with sandalwood, mallow, hibiscus, cyclamen, sweet violets, and exotic woods. Allowing the wine to breathe a bit releases exotic spice and earthy mineral, along with hints of coriander, clove, and white pepper, backgrounded by smooth black liquorice. The wine enters dry and laden with a vibrant minerality. The mid-palate bursts with wild red berryfruit, then develops an alcoholic warmth as the wine progresses into a dry finish. Overall, the wine is marked by energy-laden fruit, a fat-cleansing acidity, and a strong personality.
Pairings This Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is a superb partner to long-marinated, baked wild game, fat, full-flavoured cheeses, succulent stews, and spicy-sauced grilled meats.