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Rex Fuscus Refošk

Year: 2016
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Sugar content: Dry
Rex Fuscus Refošk
Variety: Refosco
Location: Šantoma 
Price: 5.49 €
Delivery: On stock
Grape harvest: hand-picked at the end of September
Winemaking: Controlled fermentation and maceration at 25–30°C. After malolactic fermentation, till the bottling, the wine matured in big wooden barrels.
Aging potential: 5 years and up
Colour: Intensive ruby red colour with hints of purple
Aroma: Seductive fruity aroma, reminding us of ripe blackberry, blueberry and sour cherry. In conclusion we can find noble, gentle wooden note.
Taste: Very rich, fruity, matured, velvet, very lively with nice acids. Wine is very structured with tipical notes of blackberry, blueberry and matured sour cherry. Long after taste is concluded with pleasant juiciness and matured tannins. With maturation in big oak barrels, this speciality of Slovenian Istria, gets additional nobleness.
Food and wine pairing recommendation: Refošk wine is an excellent companion to dried meat, rich meat dishes where pork meat prevails, beef, game and sheep. This wine is also a good compagnion to dishes, such as sardines on grill, "sardines in savor", tuna and mackerel. It also combines very well pasta with stronger sauces. 
Opportunities: Lunch with friends, Socializing, Gift
Serving temperature: 14–16 °C