La Roncaia Refosco 2014Origin: estate vineyards in the municipality of Nimis.
Grapes: 100% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.
Vinification: after a late harvest, part of the grapes are carefully raisined for about eight weeks. Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks. The grapes, previously destemmed but not crushed, macerate from 25 to 30 days at a controlled temperature. The wine is then transferred to new and once-used barriques for maturation with rackings every 90-100 days. For 18 months, La Roncaia Refosco ages slowly in wood. After assembling the cuvèe, the wine is bottled and aged in a horizontal position for six months.
Intense, complex, with earth scents recalling wild essences and wild berries, spicy and toasted fragrances, up to ethereal perfumes. Warm, velvety, tannic, a wine with a great body, intensity, and tasting persistence.
Here, some people know everything about the slow, fascinating process of aging wine in French oak barrels. They work tirelessly, applying their ancient skills to the vines and their precious harvest, picked in peak condition, and selected by hand to achieve wines of excellence. Wines that ferment at a controlled temperature to enhance the aromas of grapes typical of an exclusive territory.
Extended maceration to extract body and structure, distinctive characteristics of our native vines. Grapes carefully dried to highlight the qualities of these rare jewels of Friulian wine-making.
There is a beautiful atmosphere evocative of the past, like the majestic ruins of an ancient castle reached by an enchanted path through the woods. A journey of discovery through the captivating beauty of a place permeated with the essence of its people: strong, willing, hard-working yet also generous, hospitable, carefree. The same qualities are seen in the people who made the cellar in Cergneu their raison d’être, a way of channeling their vital energy into a passion that pays no heed to time, haste, impatience. This is how La Roncaia wines are created, born of love and the constant pursuit of perfection.