Oltrepò Pavese Rosso Riserva DOC
Croatina, Barbera, Uva Rara and Vespolina
foothills of Casteggio, in a single historical vineyard adjacent to the estate where we have chosen to keep the four traditional indigenous grapes.
160 m AMSL
simple Guyot; bilateral Guyot on some vines
Average age of the vines:
3.600 vines per hectare
0,8-1 kg per vine
leaf thinning in mid-July. The grapes are hand-harvested in 17 kg boxes, carefully selecting the best ones.
destemming and gentle crushing of the grapes. Natural fermentation in an upright oak vat at a controlled temperature. 26-day maceration using the delestage techinque. During this time, the wine is punched down and pumped over several times. Malolactic fermentation in 650 l oak barrels.
10 months in 650 l oak barrels, 6 months in stainless-steel vats before bottling and additional 6 months in bottle.
bright ruby red colour.
very elegant, with notes of dog rose, red and black fruits, black pepper and balsamic overtones.
fruity, fresh and well-balanced. Very pleasant with a long finish.
over 20 years
Date of harvest:
September 26th 2018
Date of bottling:
November 13th 2020
3,186 bottles (0.75 l). Also available in magnum format (50 bottles).
Notes about the 2018 vintage:
warm vintage, with moderate rainfall during the growing season. A year of abundant production with an excellent ripening of the grapes.
– alcohol: 13,29 % vol
– acidity: 6 g/l
– pH: 3,36 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– total sulphites: 90 mg/l
– free sulphites: 30 mg/l
– dry extract: 27,1 g/l
Vinibuoni d’Italia 2023: Crown award (vintage 2018)
James Suckling (jamessuckling.com): 90/100 (vintage 2018)
Slow Wine 2022: Top Wine – Vino Slow award (vintage 2018)
Guida essenziale ai vini d’Italia by Daniele Cernilli 2020: 90/100 (vintage 2017)