- Type: Red
- Country: Italy
- Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
- Vintage: 2014
- Producer: La Roncaia
- Primary grape: Refosco
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £23.81
- Code: 27136
- BRONZE (2013) Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
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Sophisticated, polished, complex reds
- Can be very flexible with many cheeses including sheeps’, Morbier, Epoisse, Vacherin, Cheddar
- Lighter examples can work with some richer fish dishes
- Classic French herbs such as parsley, thyme and bay leaf. Spices should complement and not overwhelm the wine
- Game such as duck and boar. Fine cuts of beef. Lean meats such as roe deer or ostrich
- Truffle and wild mushroom, jus with redcurrant or similar fruit, Bourguignonne, Chasseur sauces
- Some wines, with light tannins, will work with lightly-spiced dishes
- Pigeon or duck, walnut and beetroot, smoked- meat salads. Truffle or wild mushroom risotto. Autumn squash
About the Wine
This red wine is made by La Roncaia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. A great choice for rich beef dishes and game. It is created with mosty Refosco grapes. You shouldn't find this wine anywhere else, it is exclusive to Matthew Clark. Supplied by Fantinel.
Refosco wines have particularly high acidity and are mostly dark and densely coloured with violet and grassy aromas. It also brings dark peppery spices and plums notes with an almond-skin finish.
- Dried Cherry
- Dried Herbs
The first La Roncaia wines were produced in 1998 in the small village of Cergneu, in the northern corner of Colli Orientali del Friuli, just 5 miles from the border with Slovenia. About 250 metres above sea level, maritime breezes protect the vines from the cold northern winds; the grapes benefit from the longer ripening period developing intense flavours. They farm some very old vineyards which produce tiny yields of high-quality grapes.
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