Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
Azienda Agricola Marco Pinat
The Massale is made from Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso grapes, from vines cultivated on the southern side of a small hill in Savorgnano del Torre. These vines originated from scions obtained from some historical vines found in the Friuli territory, and they are the vines Marco planted in his vineyards.
The vines grow in a soil called "flysch", which is composed of marl and sandstone originating from marine sedimentary deposits. The vines are trained to 'cappuccina semplice', reflecting the ancient trellising adopted in the DOC Friuli Colli Orientali.
This peculiar training system allows for an optimal distribution of the bunches on the plant, leading to a better quality of the grapes, thus positively affecting the result of the finished product.
Organic farming is practised in the vineyard, respecting the biodiversity that contributes to the uniqueness of the Massale. The harvest is strictly carried out by hand, the grapes are immediately transferred to the cellar, where they are destemmed and crushed.
The must obtained is placed in stainless steel tanks, where it is cooled and kept at a constant temperature for four days. The must is left in contact with the skins for a time of approximately three to four weeks, in order to extract the precious components of the berries.
Most of the Massale is aged in small oak barrels, while a fraction of the production is refined in stainless steel tanks. I
n the Massale taste we wanted to emphasize the typical traits of the Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, an autochthonous variety of this territory. Temperature range, regular rains, and exposure of the hill confer notes of berries and sour cherries to the wine, while to the taste it has a good acidity and persistence as a result of the richness and depth of the clay-rich soil.