Piquentum “Terre”

Piquentum “Terre”

PRODUCER

COUNTRY

Croatia

WINE TYPE

Red

APPELLATION

Istria

VARIETY

Refosk (Refosco)

AGE OF VINES

25-50 years

FARMING

Organic

SOIL

flysch (a sequence of sedimentary rocks that is deposited in a deep marine facies in the foreland basin of a developing orogen)

ALTITUDE

250 ft.

FERMENTATION

Maceration 2-4 weeks spontaneous fermentation and spontaneous malolactic fermentation

AGING

Aged in wood (barriques) from 14 to 18 months. Bottled without filtration

DESCRIPTION

 While Refošk is in the Refosco family, it differs in that it ripens later and often has more pronounced ripe fruit. Historically, Refošk was given to woman after childbirth to combat anemia due to the rich iron content.  Primary and malolactic fermentation are completed with native yeasts.  A great pairing with charcuterie, oily cured fish, fish stews, and blood sausage. Locals make “Istarska supa,” a slightly warmed broth of wine, toasted country bread, olive oil, sugar, and a healthy dose of black pepper.