Rodica Refošk Classic 2021
7 days of maceration, spontaneous fermentation, 12 months of maturation sur lie, bottled after 18 months
Maturation: 6 months in an oak barrel, 1 year in stainless steel tank
Wine region: Slovenian Istria
Alcohol value: 12.5% vol.
Sugar level: dry
Harvest: hand harvested
Serving temperature: 15-18 °C
Organic Refošk Klasika is of distinct red ruby color with violet shades. On the nose, it surprises us with its herbal (dried grass, hay) and mineral (moist soil) aromas, as well as aromas of fresh and ripe red berries and a hint of spices. In the body, the wine is fresh and elegantly balanced with a noticeable mineral taste and somewhat velvety tannins that hint more pleasant potential of aging. The characteristic acidity of Refošk is harmoniously integrated into the fruity and spicy taste.
It goes well with cured meat products (pancetta, Istrian prosciutto, and dry Istrian salami and sausages), young cheeses, red meat dishes, and tomato-based sauces. Due to its characteristic freshness, it is a great combination with more fatty dishes (grilled meat and roasts).