Native "Refosco di Faedis" grapes are the original and traditional variety grown in a territory that does not always ensure optimal conditions for wine-growing. Foothill orography, the different exposure of vineyards, the extreme variability of climatic conditions and land composition (ponca and clay) all make it difficult for vines to extract the nutritive substances necessary for their survival. Yet it is precisely because of such variable and even "poor" elements that the grapes manage to "fix" variegated and original sensorial features in this wine as a sincere expression of the local "terroir".
Thanks to the tenacity of the Winegrowers of the Voluntary Association of Refosco di Faedis Winegrowers, the "Refosco di Faedis" sub-area was officially established in 2011, which allows to circumscribe and dictate the rules for the production of Refosco di Faedis, in order to improve its quality.
History and characteristics of the vine and of the Refosco di Faedis wine. A centuries-old history for one of the characteristic vines of Friuli.
Description and presentation of the production area of Refosco di Faedis. The area with its characteristics and peculiarities.
Located in the Collevillano area in Faedis, the "historic" vineyard is a representation of Friulian viticulture, as intended almost 130 years ago.
In the 1990s a group of local winemakers, began a process for the recognition and enhancement of Refosco di Faedis.
"Alla Corte di Refosco di Faedis" is the event that for almost 15 years, presents and promotes the Refosco di Faedis, in the cellars and in the area where it is produced.
Faedis and its territory, it's a small corner of Friuli rich history, castles, nature and wine just waiting to be discovered.