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 crates, carefully selecting the best ones.
destemming and gentle crushing of the grapes. Natural fermentation in an upright oak vat at a controlled temperature. 28-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 22nd 2017
Date of bottling:
May 23rd 2019
2.297 bottles (0.75 l). Also available in magnum format (50 bottles).
Notes about the 2017 vintage:
very warm and dry vintage. The long and exceptionally dry summer season stressed the vines, but our clay soils acted as a sponge, storing reserves of winter rainfall to supply the vines. Early harvest with excellent ripening of the grapes, but limited production.
– alcohol: 13,58 % vol
– acidity: 6,1 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– total sulphites: 81 mg/l
– free sulphites: 32 mg/l
– dry extract: 28,7 g/l
Guida esseziale ai vini d’Italia by Daniele Cernilli 2020: 90/100