Refuscus Mundi 2015
Istrians love this grape and it is a part of their heritage
by stasa cafuta trcek (text & photo)
Where: Manzioli Palace, Izola, Slovenia
When: 28 March 2015
What: 2nd Refuscus Mundi 2015 - Svet refoška – The World of Refosco
“Refošk – Refosco was and still is very important grape variety in this part of Europe – in Istria. Refosco from Izola – Slovenia was wine which was famous and sold in The Republic of Venice. It has a long tradition of production. And in the best vintages it was named Renero Di Izola. It has up to 16% alcohol, very concentrated. We love this grape and it is a part of our heritage,” tells me Uroš Rojac, Istrian Winemaker. As you reader already noticed the event was dedicated to Refosco; in Manzioli Palace there were represented more than 40 wineries, from Istria (refosco) and Carst (teran – terrano); From Slovenia, Croatia and Italy. The Symposium and workshops were about wine styles, vintages, scientific knowledge about it for example »how to improve tannins quality through different viticultural practice,« etc.
Teran PTP 2014, 12%, dry, Štrekelj, Kras Wine District, Primorska Wine Region, Slovenia.
Organic Refošk 2013, 14.5%, dry, Polič Estate Truške, Slovenska Istra Wine District, Primorska Wine Region, Slovenia.
Refošk 2011, 16.5%, dry, STeras, Slovenska Istra Wine District, Primorska Wine Region, Slovenia.
Evina Sparkling Brut rose, 12%, Bordon, Slovenska Istra Wine District, Primorska Wine Region, Slovenia.