The Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is a traditional vine, native to and unique to the Friuli Region. The first reference to these grapes is from the Romans in Aquileia in the 2nd Century B.C. The Romans started to grow the first vines, and created a wine called: “Pucinum,” that was served to Roman emperors. The Gigante Estate couldn’t pass up the opportunity to produce this grape. The owner Estate Adriano Gigante, decided to follow the natural rules for the winemaking: he reduced the human involvement to the basic operation, leaving the vine to grow bunches naturally. When the Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is ripe, its pedicel becomes red – signalling that it is ready for harvest.

To maintain the features of this grape’s bouquet, a special aging process is used.  The wine is split with 50% of the blend in oak barriques and the remaining 50% in stainless steel tanks for 14 months. This operation creates the perfect blend, that reflects the Friuli’s terroir.

Classification:  D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali
Vineyard: Gigante
Production Area: Corno di Rosazzo – Friuli V.G. Region - Italy 
Grapes: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
Alcohol: 13% Vol
Sugar: 2.3 g/L
Dry Extract: 27.1 g/L 
Serving Temperature: 18-20°C
Aging: 6 Years
Bottles Capacity: 750 ml