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Refosco di Faedis

The red grape variety comes from Italy (Friuli). Synonyms are Mariabino, Refosco di Ronchis, Refosco Nostrano, Refoscone and Refosco Runcis. She is a member of the big one Refosco Group, Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso or Terrano be confused. According to in 2005 DNA analysis there is one Parent-offspring relationship with the varieties Tazzelenghe and Refosco di Rauscedo, The varieties listed as synonyms and previously regarded as independent are identical. Compared to Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, the late-ripening vine produces red and acidic tannins.

Refosco die Faedis (Refosco Nostrano) - grape and leaf

The variety probably comes from the area of the eponymous municipality Faedis west of Udine in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, It used to be widespread throughout Friuli. The variety, which has almost died out in the meantime, was reactivated by some winegrowers and the association "Associazione Volontaria fra viticoltori del Refosco di Faedis" was founded for the purpose of funding. It is in DOC wine Colli Orientali del Friuli approved as a single variety. In 2010 the acreage was 217 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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