Little Reddie - Refosco dal Peduncolo 2020
Thoughtfully sourced Refosco vinified by Little Reddie's Pat Underwood. A gorgeous red of light palette weight but certainly not lacking in complexity or power. Fleshy black fruit and herbaceous notes on the nose. Subtle warmth and spice from oak pervade the palate. It's layered and lengthy. A very grown up wine.
A Friulian (north eastern Italy) native.
Just three rows at Chalmers in the southeast corner of the property on own roots in the ultra red soils of Colbinabbin. These blocks are planted east/west orientation which helps moderate the impact of the afternoon sun. Planted in 2015
Picked on phenolic and flavour.
As with other Friulian varieties, the skin of the round, plump berries tends to sag just as the sugar hits around 13 baume. The more woody and leathery flavours are amplified by the sagging Ideally, it would be harvested with only a small number of berries losing their tension. The 2020 wine was fermented in an open top stainless steel fermenter, the wine was not cold settled and fermented happily with regular pump overs and without addition. The wine was settled in stainless for Malo before being racked to one old puncheon and one new Austrian (Stockinger) Demi-muid. Racked late autumn 2021 to stainless and bottled 3 June 2021. 55 ppm sulphur total, Diam 10 closure.