The first thing I ever say to anyone when describing this wine is that the nose is like a wonderful, sweet perfume. All raspberries and blackberries, like sniffing a packet of Wine Gums Red & Blacks.
Generally my experience of this wine is that it is quite robust but well balanced with forest fruits, a bit of spice (maybe clove), an elegant acidity and a hint of violet, and a beautiful dark purple colour.
I say generally that is my experience as the bottle I am reviewing is my first of the 2016 vintage and I personally feel that it is a bit young, it needs another year or maybe two just to really unleash itself.
The 2015 Borgo Magredo Refosco was a taste explosion, fantastically well balanced but with flavours lighting up the mouth, and I have no doubt another 12 months will do the same for the 2016 vintage.
I will confess that I was drinking it paired with some spiced veg and they may have been overpowering the more subtle flavours, generally Refosco is well paired with roasted red meats, moussaka, beef bourguignon and braised beef.
Generally I see this wine retailing for around £10 and it is drinking well above its price, but then of course it would be, Refosco is a wine favoured famously by Casanova (there you go lads, a little line of seduction for you).
Refosco dal peduncolo rosso
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Available for sale