Refosco DOC Re del Bosco


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Black Fruit, black pepper, Clove, Coffee, elegant tannins, Medium-Bodied


Gori Agricola


Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso


Italy, Friuli


Friuli Colli Orientali DOC







Wine Production

Organic, Vegan

Producer’s notes: Refosco Re del Bosco is a ruby red color with violet reflections. On the nose ripe fruit, plums and berries above all.  On the palate it is initially austere and then opens with elegant tannins and the refinement gives elegance and softness that find a perfect match with red meats, game and aged cheeses.

Tasting notes by Tom Wordsworth: Deep, dark, brooding colour from this masculine wine. It offers up black plum, bramble, baked black cherry, smoke and black pepper on the nose; and follows up with clove, coffee and marzipan on the palate. Excellent food pairing wine, particularly with smoked meats or grilled steaks. The high tannins in this wine will mellow out with any protein oriented dish.

Refosco, a classic autochthonous wine of Friuli present throughout the region, gives the best of itself in the hilly areas.  Aging in 25/35 Hl French oak barrels.  Gori's Refosco is called Re del Bosco, King of the woods, as it is closely linked to the territory in Friuli, its flora and fauna.

Refosco is a very interesting local grape, which qualitatively surpasses the imported Merlot and Cabernet grapes. This grape variety, named after its red stems, provides this area with a purple wine which turns to garnet with age.  Friuli Colli Orientali Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso DOC has a distinctive scent of herbs and fruits, as well as a slightly bitter finish. This is a full-bodied wine with mild acid, which reached its maturity after 4-6 years.

Refosco grapes are a family of closely related varieties found Northern Italy and neighboring Slovenia with genetic links to the grapes of Valpolicella. Wines range in body and style but usually feature deep color and elevated acidity.

Gori Agricola

Gori Winery is situated in Nimis, known as Castrum Nemas since the 6th Century, in the northernmost point of the “Colli Orientali” of Friuli. The estate’s vineyards cover 12 hectares on the rolling hills.

Piero Gori, founder of the winery, in 2009 began the realization of one of his dreams. The love and the passion for his homeland inspired the will of combining innovation with tradition. The meticulous attention towards quality and the respect and valorization of the surrounding environment create a modern, family run, winery.

The Gori family

The vineyards were planted in 2009 and 2010 with a specific objective: to enhance in the best way the peculiarities of the individual vineyards in the area.

The mountains defend the area from the cold northern winds and the proximity of the plain favors the nocturnal temperature variations, essential for the development of grape aromas.

The care and attention during the phases of production ensure that the grapes produced enhance their characteristics to the maximum.

The entire winecellar is the most modern and innovative one could conceive; built on three levels, it exploits the gravitational force and avoids unnecessary stress on grapes and wines.

After the harvest, the grapes arrive at LEVEL ONE where the de-stemming phase takes place, a technique used to separate the grapes from the stalk.

The grapes, at this point de-stemmed, are lowered to the lower level using the force of gravity in order to avoid unnecessary stress that could compromise quality.

The very important phase of temperature-controlled vinification takes place at LEVEL ZERO.

On this level there is also the bottling plant.

At the underground level there is the aging cellar, dug inside the hill which exploits the natural level of humidity that allows the wine to complete its maturation.

Still using the natural force of gravity, the wine is transferred inside the French oak barrels. The 500 liter tonneau and the 15 to 40 hectoliters barrels help the wine in its maturation to bring it to express the best quality.

organic sign

In 2016 the GORI winery began to adopt a business management system capable of adapting to local conditions, bringing positive effects from an environmental point of view and capable of protecting consumers. This system, called Organic Agriculture, is based in particular on the reduction of the intake of synthetic chemicals in the vineyard (fertilizers, herbicides, anicryptogams, insecticides and pesticides in general), eliminating the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and favoring at the same mechanical or manual processing.
After the defined period of “conversion”, the company, starting from the 2019 harvest, began producing Organic Wines following a certification process carried out by an external body (ICEA).


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Deep, dark, brooding colour from this masculine wine. Black plum, bramble, baked black cherry, smoke and black pepper on the nose; clove, coffee and marzipan on the palate. Excellent food pairing wine, particularly with smoked meats or grilled steaks.