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Montevina Refosco

Montevina Refosco Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: While Rofosco has a long and storied history in Italy, we like to think of Montevina Refosco as tradition with a twist. In Italy, Refosco is purported to be the favorite wine of Livia, the second wife of Augustus Caesar. At Montevina, Refosco is rumored to be the favorite wine of Cris Judd, the second husband of Jennifer Lopez. While we can neither confirm nor deny the rumors, one can certainly see why this wine is a real crowd pleaser. With aromas of Pekoe tea and sweet oak, and just a hint of dark spice, this intensely purple-hued wine seduces with a subtlety that belies its powerful nature.

Varietal Definition
Ancient native grape grown in Friuli-Venezia-Giuia region of Italy. Made into what is often considered to be a robust, very intense red wine with moderate complexity that can match the heartiest meal course. According to Pliny the Elder the favorite wine of Livia, second wife of Augustus Caesar, was created from this grape. Limited plantings are also to be found in the cooler coastal regions of California. Some think the Mondeuse of the Savoie region of France is identical.


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