Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, named after its red stem, is a member of the refosco group of red grape varieties that makes usefully vigorous wine in the friuli region of north-east Italy. It has a long history in the area, apparently praised by pliny the Elder and reputedly producing the favourite wine of Livia, the second wife of Augustus Caesar, cited in the Annals of Friuli of Francesco di Manzano in 1390. dna profiling at san michele all’adige recently revealed a parent–offspring relationship with marzemino, another ancient variety of Northern Italy.