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Guerra Albano, Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso Friuli Colli Orientali 2020
Italy / Red

Guerra Albano, Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso Friuli Colli Orientali 2020

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from Agust Imports:

Dario Guerra is a 3rd generation producer (his father’s name was Albano) who farms 10 hilltop hectares in Friuli’s esteemed Colli Orientali DOC. While it’s normal for producers to have 2 or 3 green harvests, Dario – rather amazingly – treats every vine as an individual, constantly sculpting them all season long!

Guerra Albano is situated in the heart of Colli Orientali, quite close to the Slovenian border. Working up to 15 hours a day in the field, Dario Guerra and family are in a state of near-constant green harvest, sculpting individual plants so that, no matter what the weather, they effectively have every exposition to choose from! In the cellar, they use a peristaltic pump, allowing for softer, less astringent wines and more integrated tannins. 

Flor tasting notes:

A wonderful value for a wine of this complexity. Albano's Refrosco opens with dark, earthy aromas, showing a touch of reduction - charred wood - as well as the classic herbal notes that put us firmly in northeastern Italy. With aeration, boysenberry and blackberry join the party. On the palate, a pleasant weightiness announces that this wine is more serious than its price point. Well polished, chewy tannins carry concentrated flavors of blackberry and savory, damp earth. It does not lack for acidity, and its medium body make it a highly versatile pairing wine with savory dishes.

-Gaston (tasted 1/11/24)

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Collio
Region
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Varieties
Refosco Dal Penduncolo Rosso
Farming
Organic
Soil
Ponca (flysch) and calcareous clay
Winemaking
Dry farmed, hand picked; aged neutral barrels for 12 months and in bottle for 12 months.