Terre Refosk

Piquentum Terre Refosk 2012

Piquentum, Istria (Croatia)
Red (13%) , Organic
Refošk
$24.95 $20.00
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Our Notes: This wine has the remarkable ability to seem incredibly pungent on the nose, coat the inside of the glass like cough syrup, and yet deliver a light bodied, low alcohol wine with acidity built for the Istrski pršut (Istrian Prosciutto) that happens to hang from the ceiling of the winery. Primary and malolactic fermentation are completed with native yeasts. While Refošk is in the Refosco family, it differs in that it ripens later and often has more pronounced ripe fruit. Historically, Refošk was given to woman after childbirth to combat anemia due to the rich iron content. A great pairing with charcuterie, oily cured fish, fish stews, and blood sausage. Locals make “Istarska supa,” a slightly warmed broth of wine, toasted country bread, olive oil, sugar, and a healthy dose of black pepper.

86 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine: This 100% Refošk has aromas of pomegranate juice, sour cherry pie and just a touch of barnyard scent in the complex bouquet. A bit austere on the palate, the dominant fruit flavors are black plum and dried red cherry. Think about giving this wine a few minutes in the refrigerator and pair it with grilled sausages.

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