Rojac Istra Refosk 2013
This is a fantastic wine from Slovenia, yes you read that right Slovenia. It may seem new to you but wine has been produced in Slovenia long before the Romans brought winemaking to France and Germany!
An ancient winemaking country is being revitalized. Hailing from the Istrian Peninsula on the coast of the Adriatic Sea this is a big and dense red most befitting for Calgary’s wine scene. It is said that Refosk (the grape variety) is the parent of the Corvina grape which leads the charge in our favourite Amarone.
It is inky, deep with long slow legs drooling along the side of the glass. It is loaded with dark fruit character, pepper, oak and backed by a rustic and unrelenting mouth feel. A wild wine. Drink now through 2020.
Mike Roberts – Sommelier Manager, Co-op Wine Spirits Beer
|Varietal||100% Refosk (Refosco d’Istra)|