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Refosco 2018

Rojac

$20.95

$24.95

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This wine has it all as a deeper red! It's earthy with sour cherry, dark raspberry, and hints of dried herbs. This is a wine that is made for pairing with foods such as tomato-based stew or sweet and sour pork.

Tasting Notes: Full-bodied on the palate with great length.

Pairing Suggestions: Stew, Pork, Game

Istria, Slovenia

Type: Red | Vintage: 2018 | Sulfur: 50 mg/L | Varietal: Refosco | Alcohol: 13.5% | Production: Organic | Style: Food Wine

The Rojac family has lived in Gažon ever since the seventeenth century. Growing vine and olive trees have always been the family’s main devotions. They have revived the ancient tradition of wine growing on the hills of the Slovenian Istria and their descendants, the young generations keep continuing the tradition. The Rojac family believes in the wine-cultivating tradition shaped by their grandfathers and they believe in the findings of the modern enology. Hence they grow wines that are close to nature and let the nature work its own way, however supervising closely the growth and the shaping of wine's character. The wine is produced in the vineyard. A winegrower must feel every vine and the vine must be like a child to him. Densely planted vineyards, vines with little prolongations, lots of sun and air give a small, but high quality harvest. This is what they want as only good plants can be turned into a high quality wine. From the moment they come into the cellar to the moment when they leave it, the grapes are exposed to minimal human interference. They let the must take its natural way for turning into the delight that is later poured into the glass. It seems like the winegrower squeezes a magic potion into the glass. The natural conditions in the Slovenian Istria are favorable to viticulture. The climate is warm and the percentage of sunny days is the highest of all Slovenian wine growing regions. For that reason, it is possible to claim that Slovenian Istria is a “non mass production wine growing area”, where through controlled products and sensible growing techniques the Rojac Family is able to grow exceptional quality grapes of white, and above all red sorts of vintage wines. In the wine cellar they do their utmost to concentrate on the wine and its needs. The emphasis is set on the structure and richness of the wine. They allow the wine to express in the bottle the characteristics of the soil and the area of its origin. Due to macerations and autochthonous yeasts Rojac wines receives an authentic seal of recognition for Rojac Family’s work. The wine is not filtered and is therefore permitted a full development when bottled. These are the guidelines for creating the unconventional character of Rojac wines. - Hootananny Wines

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, AR. 

How long will it take to get my order?

Wines are shipped within 1-3 business days after your order.

Shipping times vary, but are typically 2-5 business days depending on the location in the US. You will get tracking information in your confirmation email after the label is printed. Please note that the delivery date is an estimate, and may change based on factors out of our control.

Note: Due to COVID-19, our retailers and shipping partners are seeing extra pressure on their distribution network. Most orders placed during the business week are planned to ship within 1-3 days of ordering. All weekend orders will begin processing on Monday, and it may take 1-3 business days to ship as well.

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the state. 

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping is variable based on the number of bottles you purchase. You will see the final shipping price at checkout!

Producer Profile

The Rojac family has lived in Gažon ever since the seventeenth century. Growing vine and olive trees have always been the family’s main devotions. They have revived the ancient tradition of wine growing on the hills of the Slovenian Istria and their descendants, the young generations keep continuing the tradition. The Rojac family believes in the wine-cultivating tradition shaped by their grandfathers and they believe in the findings of the modern enology. Hence they grow wines that are close to nature and let the nature work its own way, however supervising closely the growth and the shaping of wine's character. The wine is produced in the vineyard. A winegrower must feel every vine and the vine must be like a child to him. Densely planted vineyards, vines with little prolongations, lots of sun and air give a small, but high quality harvest. This is what they want as only good plants can be turned into a high quality wine. From the moment they come into the cellar to the moment when they leave it, the grapes are exposed to minimal human interference. They let the must take its natural way for turning into the delight that is later poured into the glass. It seems like the winegrower squeezes a magic potion into the glass. The natural conditions in the Slovenian Istria are favorable to viticulture. The climate is warm and the percentage of sunny days is the highest of all Slovenian wine growing regions. For that reason, it is possible to claim that Slovenian Istria is a “non mass production wine growing area”, where through controlled products and sensible growing techniques the Rojac Family is able to grow exceptional quality grapes of white, and above all red sorts of vintage wines. In the wine cellar they do their utmost to concentrate on the wine and its needs. The emphasis is set on the structure and richness of the wine. They allow the wine to express in the bottle the characteristics of the soil and the area of its origin. Due to macerations and autochthonous yeasts Rojac wines receives an authentic seal of recognition for Rojac Family’s work. The wine is not filtered and is therefore permitted a full development when bottled. These are the guidelines for creating the unconventional character of Rojac wines. - Hootananny Wines

Shipping

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, AR. 

How long will it take to get my order?

Wines are shipped within 1-3 business days after your order.

Shipping times vary, but are typically 2-5 business days depending on the location in the US. You will get tracking information in your confirmation email after the label is printed. Please note that the delivery date is an estimate, and may change based on factors out of our control.

Note: Due to COVID-19, our retailers and shipping partners are seeing extra pressure on their distribution network. Most orders placed during the business week are planned to ship within 1-3 days of ordering. All weekend orders will begin processing on Monday, and it may take 1-3 business days to ship as well.

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the state. 

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping is variable based on the number of bottles you purchase. You will see the final shipping price at checkout!