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Refosco di Faedis

The red variety comes from Italy (Friuli). Synonyms are Mariabino, Refosco di Ronchi, Refosco Nostrano, Refoscone and Refosco Runcis. She is a member of the big ones Refosco Group, Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso or Terrano be confused. According to done in 2005 DNA analysis exists one Parent-offspring relationship with the varieties Tazzelenghe and Refosco di Rauscedo, The varieties cited as synonyms and formerly considered independent are identical. The late-ripening vine produces reds that are more acidic and tannic than Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.

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 been almost extinct in the meantime, has been reactivated by some winemakers and, for the purpose of promotion, even the Association "Voluntaria fra viticoltori del Refosco di Faedis" was founded. She is in DOC wine Colli Orientali del Friuli approved as a varietal variant. In 2010, the acreage was 217 hectares (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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