Tried these two from my latest Prima IlConsorzio shipment:
- Pierpaolo Pecorari Refosco IGP: VeneziaGiulia (12.5%; www.PierpaoloPecorari.it) SanLorenzo Isotino/Isonzo del Friuli 2015: Dark color; very strong classic Refosco/blackberry/black cherry cola some mineral/graphite/earthy slight licorice beautiful Refosco nose; lightly tart/tangy very strong Refosco/blackberry/black cherry cola bit tangy/metallic some earthy/loamy bit rustic classic Refosco flavor w/ light tangy tannins; very long/lingering fairly tart rather tangy/metallic classic Refosco/blackberry/black cherry cola bit earthy/graphite/pungent some complex finish w/ light tangy/metallic tannins; could use another few yrs of age; a lovely classic Friuli Refosco at a great price. $16.00 (PrimaIlC)
- Ch.Sainte Eulalie AC: Minervois Plasir d’Eulalie (MeBaC; 14%; Grenache/Syrah/Carignane; www.ChateauSainteEulalie.com; 25 yr old vines; Michael Corso Slctns/OakPark/IL) Isabelle Coustal/LaLiviniere/Languedoc-Roussillon 2017: Very dark color; somewhat earthy/loamy/rustic strong strawberry/Grenache/blackberry/Syrah bit boysenberry/ripe quite attractive nose; lightly tart/tangy strong blackberry/strawberry/Grenache/Syrah some earthy/rustic/loamy slight dusty/OV flavor w/ modest ripe tannins; very long/lingering strong blackberry/Syrah/Grenache/strawberry bit loamy/earthy/rustic finish w/ light ripe tannins; a very classic bit rustic ripe Languedoc red w/o the rough/coarse character they sometimes show; a stupid/silly price at $12.78 (PrimaIlC)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- Pecorari: Never had their wines before. I was quite impressed by this Refosco.
By coincidence, when I was in Friuli several yrs ago, we stayed at Villa Codelli in nearby Mossa, just a km or so away. The lady there recommended Pecorari as one of the nearby wineries that we should visit. Alas, I didn’t get around to visiting. Next trip, for sure. But I need to track down more of their wines to try.