One of the oldest red wines made in Northern Italy, Refosco is having a renaissance this summer, and the Ronchi di Manzano is one of our absolute favorites! Rich in both tannin and acidity, the dark-skinned Refosco produces sturdy wines with red berry and currant flavors, most expressive when paired with grilled meats or pasta dishes, and benefit from a bit of cellaring. Such is the case for Roberta Borghese's Ronchi di Manzano grown in limestone soils on near-vertical slopes, characterized by gorgeous aromatics of wild black fruits and abundant minerality. Elegance and quality are the characteristics that distinguish Borghese's wines, floral and feminine, never excessive, and always balanced. There is a richness that you seldom see with native Italian varietals, yet her Refosco retains the acidity and crispness the wines are known for. Like a cross between Nebbiolo (Barolo) and Syrah, this one is a big winner!
"A pretty and very typical refosco with blackberries and hints of fresh herbs. Medium body. Flavorful. Plenty of character. Drink now." James Suckling, 92 Points