Le Monde

Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso – 2016

Region: Italy - Fruli Venizia Giulia

Le Monde

Le Monde lies between the banks of the Livenza and Meduna rivers, close to the border between the provinces of Treviso and Pordenone in Friuli Grave. The winery headquarters, built in the eighteenth century maintains the architectural characteristics of the time. Originally property of the Pistoni family, the wine farm together with the vineyards was acquired Alex Maccan in 2008. Alex is now the owner and winemaker.

Grapes / Soils

Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso Planted 1980 Argillaceous, calcareous, rich in micro-elements 6 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soil composition: Argillaceous, calcareous, rich in micro-elements
  • Training method: Guyot
  • Elevation: 50 ft.
  • Vines/acre: 5,000
  • Number of bottles produced:  40,000
  • Yield/acre: 8 tons
  • Exposure: North-south
  • Year vineyard planted: 1980
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time: Late September
  • First vintage of this wine: 1990
  • Number bottles produced of this wine: 35,000
  • Fermentation container: Stainless steel
  • Vinification:  Selected grapes are vinified with maceration varying for 12-15 days with daily plunging at a controlled temperature.  Completion of malolactic fermentation in steel.  Followed by bottle ageing for 5-6 months.
  • Aging container: Stainless steel and oak barrel.  15-20% of the wine is aged in a combination of first and second passage barrique, 5 HL tonneaux for 8 months
Winemaker's Notes
  • Strong ruby red with violet tints.
  • Enveloping, elegant musk fragrances with hints of wild berries.
  • Aristocratic and very elegant.
  • Pairs well with red meat and game.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso grapes.
  • Vine age – 36 years
  • Grown on soils of Clay and limestone.
  • Fermented in stainless steel.
  • Aging container: Stainless steel and oak barrel.  15-20% of the wine is aged in a combination of first and second passage barrique, 5 HL tonneaux for 8 months
  • Bottle aged 5-6 months.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition: 100% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • pH level: 3.46
  • Residual sugar: 1.3 g/l
  • Acidity: 5.6 g/l
  • Dry extract: 26.61 g/l

General Info

Country Italy
Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
Appellation(s) DOC Friuli Grave
Proprietors Alex Maccan
Founded 1970
Winemaker Giovanni Ruzzene
Annual Production 220,000 Bottles
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable