Oaked still red wine
Location of the vineyard: Solinga Valley (Canneto Pavese).
Soil: gravel-sand soil.
Vineyard: vineyard facing south-west on a steep hillside.
Vinification: this wine is produced only in the best vintages. We hand-harvest the grapes in 20 kg plastic boxes, carefully selecting the best ones. The grapes are destemmed and crushed. The resultant must ferments with the skins for about 15 days. The wine is then racked and ages in used oak barrels of various size for about 24 months. The wine is then put in concrete vats and finally bottled. Once bottled, the wine is stored horizontally in a dark cellar for a minimum of 6 months before release.
Tasting notes: bright deep ruby red colour. Complex nose with ripe wild fruits, sour cherry, spices, liquorice and the signature balsamic note of the grapes grown in the Solinga Valley. On palate it’s rich and well-rounded, full-bodied with fine-grained tannins. It improves with age reaching its very best after 10-12 years.
Pairing suggestions: it pairs well with pasta or risotto with game or sausage, roasted lamb, braised or stewed red meat.
Service temperature: best served at 18 °C in a glass with a large bowl.
Available formats: 0,75 l bottle and 1,5 l bottle.
“Tal era io a quella vista nova:
veder voleva come si convenne
l’imago al cerchio e come vi s’indova;
ma non eran da ciò le proprie penne:
se non che la mia mente fu percossa
da un fulgore in che sua voglia venne.
A l’alta fantasia qui mancò possa;
ma già volgeva il mio disio e ‘l velle
sì come rota ch’igualmente è mossa,
l’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle”
Paradise, Canto XXXIII, 136-145