Refosco is another messy family of grapes, sometimes sharing nothing in common but their names. Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso gets its particularly fun name from its red stems. It has been confused with refošk / Teran, which only DNA was able to tease apart as separate from the Peduncolo, which is the most widely planted Refosco. Refosco da PR is high acid with color to spare, and is made in a big burly and surly style with gratuitous use of oak, but it CAN be light, approachable and crushable. Check out our favorite producers for some tips.

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