Refosco is one of Italy’s most delicious, jealously-guarded secrets. It almost all grows in the cool Alpine foothills of northern Friuli, where it makes ripe, bright, juicy reds that the locals keep for themselves. But here’s one we’ve prised away – from one of the region’s greatest winemakers
Decanter raves about Refosco’s “brightness of fruit teamed with tangy acidity”. This is pure Italy in a glass – all red cherries and satisfyingly smooth plums
From a few rows of vines in his family’s garden, and a tiny garage in which he’d conduct experiments, Alessandro Gallici has become one of Italy’s most awarded, respected winemakers
A few years’ ageing has added extra richness to this wine’s red fruit. Perfect to sip on its own, but – as is always the case with Italian reds – simply magnificent with food
Tasting note: Silky red fruit notes of strawberries and red cherries are enrichened by heady plum and blackberry. That core of fruit follows through on the satin-smooth palate. A real treat, especially with traditional Italian cuisine.