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Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese Doc

Grape Variety: 100% Croatina

First vintage: 1983

Vineyard: 2 Ha

Exposure: West

Elevation: 180 to 220 mt asl

Gradient: 40% to 75%

Year of planting: 2001, 2003

Vine density: 5.000

Grape yield: 70 qt

Soil composition: Clayey-loamy topsoil intermixed with veins of sand, chalky bedrock

Pruning system: Guyot

Harvest: Manual harvest in small plastic crates

Fermentation protocol: Temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation in statinless steel vats

Winemaking: 100% destemming, 8/10 days maceration on the skins with periodic pump-overs. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats

Elevage: 6 months in stainless steel vats

Alcohol: 13% by vol

Total Acidity: 6,7 g/l

Volatile Acidity: 0,27 g/l

Ph: 3,43

Service temperature: 16° – 18° C

Colour: Dark violet with a purple/bluish edge

Aromas: Grapey and vinous bouquet, characteristic of Bonarda, reminiscent of crushed blackcurrants and blackberries. Hints of earth, violet and black pepper

Taste: Big plummy and earthy fruit tones, juicy mid-palate with grapey,
extracted tannins, nice acidity with a peppery finish

Food pairing: A natural match for a variety of rustic, hearty food preparations, from burgers to the classic winter-season recipes of North Italy (“bollito misto”, “brasato”, “cotechino”, escargot, cassoulet etc.)

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