Old-vine wines series – part 7 Refosco di Faedis

Zani Il Vigneto Storico c Ben Little

A very small-scale look at a big subject this week. See this guide to our extensive coverage of old vines. Widely spaced vine rows above are explained below.

I've been compelled to make an exception for this old-vine-wine story. Unlike the others, it is not regional. Unlike the others, it is about one tiny village, one grape variety and, in a way, about one tiny vineyard.

Back in 2017, writing about a short story, Anita Desai said that 'every once in a while, one finds [a story that] won't let go of one. It pursues one – or, rather...