2016 Redentore Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso - Veneto, Italy
Redentore Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is a natural style made from some of the younger vines (15 years) of the de Stefani Estate. This wine takes advantage of the incredible indigenous varietal of the area known as Refosco. A red grape that has structure and grip, yet is complimented with a soft and aromatic fruit character. After a soft pressing, the wine is fermented and then aged in both new and used oak barrels for one year before being bottled. It shows pretty, black cherry flavors on the palate and a slightly funky and subtlly earthy, herbaceous note. It’s got enough complexity and acidity to stand up to most Venetian dishes, especially those with Middle Eastern influences.