Kreda Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso Veneto IGT
Kreda is a Venetian red wine produced by De Stefani winery and obtained from 100% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso grape variety, which is cultivated in the "Kreda" vineyard of "Le Ronche" estate (Fossalta di Piave). The word "kreda" is a dialectal term from Veneto that means "clay", soil's main element where these vines grow.
The harvest takes place in the mid-late September, in order to achieve the highest peak of grapes' colour deepness, complete their aromatic structure and smoothen tannins. The carefully selected grapes are left to dry. After the destemming-crushing, long maceration is carried out in special fermentation vessels at controlled temperature with frequent pumping over. Then the wine is taken out and raked into stainless steel vats, where alcoholic fermentation ends. Then the wine refines for 24 months in barrique.
Kreda Refosco shows deep ruby colour, intense scents of ripe fruit, prunes, violet, with a rare elegance; full body, very important structure, with layers of velvety tannins and a wide spectrum of tertiary aroma. We suggest serving it at a temperature of 16-18 °C. Its structure and complexity enable the wine to improve during maturation in the bottle, which can last up to 25 years, reaching the top after 15 years from the vintage.
FOOD MATCHING SUGGESTIONS
Kreda Refosco by De Stefani winery is the ideal Venetian red wine pairing refined risottos of meat and vegetables, pappardelle pasta with hare sauce, noble meat roasts, salmì of goat and pheasant.
The De Stefani family originates in Refrontolo, a little hilly village in Veneto Italy, as results in official documents of 1624. In the second half of 1800 Valeriano De Stefani, the founder, individualized the best soil where to produce wines with rare personality in the Colvendrame estate in Refrontolo, on the hills between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, north of Venice.
His son Valeriano, second generation, inspired by his careful wife Angelina, began the tradition which the De Stefanis have always adhered: total devotion to quality with no compromise.
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