Believed to be main varietal of the old Roman wine, Puccinum, which was most often used for medicinal purposes, the Refosco varietal is one of the oldest in all of Italy according to our Refosco Wine Reviews. In modern times, Refosco has had much success in the Aquileia and Colli Orientali DOCs located in northeast Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. Rich in both tannin and acidity, the dark-skinned Refosco produces sturdy wines with red berry and currant flavors. The wines are most expressive when paired with poultry or game and will generally benefit from a bit of cellaring. To learn more about these wines, be sure to reference our Refosco Wine Guide.