Bonarda dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC
Semi-sparkling red wine
Location of the vineyards: Solinga Valley (Canneto Pavese).
Vineyards: vineyards facing south on a steep hillside.
Grapes: Croatina (100%).
Vinification: we hand-harvest the grapes, carefully selecting the best ones. The grapes are destemmed and crushed. The resultant must ferments in stainless-steel and concrete vats (maceration lasts 4 to 5 days). The wine is then racked and put in temperature-controlled stainless-steel autoclaves where the secondary fermentation is started using the natural sugar of the grapes and indigenous yeasts. Once bottled, the wine is stored horizontally in a dark cellar for a short period of time before release.
Tasting notes: bright deep ruby red colour with purple highlights. Creamy purple foam and fine bubbles. Intense, winey nose with marked marasca cherry, wild fruits and violet notes. On palate it offers a medium body with a good balance between fine-grained tannins and residual sugar. Long finish.
Pairing suggestions: it pairs perfectly with Italian salumi both cold (salame, pancetta, coppa) and cooked (cotechino, zampone, salame di testa). Excellent with pasta with meat ragout and pork dishes.
Service temperature: best served at 16 °C in a medium-sized tulip-shaped glass. It can be served at a lower temperature in the hot season.
Available formats: 0,75 l bottle.
“Considerate la vostra semenza:
fatti non foste a viver come bruti,
ma per seguire virtute e conoscenza.
Li miei compagni fec’io sì aguti,
con questa orazion picciola,
che a pena poscia li avrei ritenuti;
e volta nostra poppa nel mattino,
de’ remi facemmo ali al folle volo,
dal lato mancino”
Hell, Canto XXVI, 118-126