Grape: Croatina 70%, Barbera 20%, Uva Rara 10%

 Vineyard: Made with grapes from vineyard RR – Borgo Priolo – Pavia – Italy

year of installation : 1980

production: 70 q/ha

soil type:  calcareous clay

sun exposure:  southwest

altitude:  200 m

growing System: guyot

Denominazione: Oltrepo Pavese Rosso Riserva denominazione di origine protetta

first production: 2009

Vinification: Grape cluster thinning, hand- harvested at the beginning of September and placed in 15 kg grape boxesWhole grapes are gently pressed at the coolest hours of the day and transferred to stainless steel tanks, followed by must inoculation with selected yeast from Bourgogne. Fermentation occurs at 25°C for 30 days with frequent reassemblage and délestage.It rests for further 20 months in new French oak barrique with weekly battonage. Malolatic fermentation takes place before winter in barrique with light filtering and no clarification, remaining at least 6 months for maturation in bottle.

Organoleptic Characteristics: Structured and with backbone Dark ruby colour and vividly bright. Complex to the nose, spicy with notes of red berries, prune and vanilla. Mellow, warm, full-bodied and with adequate tannicity.

Gastronomic Combinations: Excellent with red meat dishes, stews, cassouela, cotechino (stuffed sausage) with mixed pulses, oxtail; goes well with rich plates.

service temperature: a 20° C in large wine glasses


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