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Oltrepò Pavese DOC Rosso Riserva

Grape varieties:
Croatina, Barbera and Uva Rara.

Production area:
foothills of Casteggio, in a single historical vineyard adjacent to the estate where we have chosen to keep the traditional indigenous grapes.


Orientation of the vineyard:

Altitude of the vineyard:
160 m AMSL

Training system:
simple Guyot; bilateral Guyot on some vines.

Average age of the vines:
45 years

Vine density:
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 délestage 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.

Ageing potential:
over 20 years


Date of harvest:
September 2019

Date of bottling:
October 19th 2022

2019 production:
3,259 bottles (0.75 l). Also available in magnum format (20 bottles).

Notes about the 2019 vintage:
regular vintage, with medium-high rainfall in May, quite hot summer and a few drought moments. Weather was fresh at harvest, especially at the end of it. All wines were graced with good aromatic qualities and a good level of acidity.

Analytical data:
– alcohol: 13.4 % vol
– acidity: 6.55 g/l
– pH: 3.30 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0.5 g/l
– total sulphites: 90 mg/l
– free sulphites: 30 mg/l
– dry extract: 27.1 g/l

First vintage:

Guida Bio 2024: Five Green Leaves award (vintage 2019)

The Essential Guide to Italian Wine by Daniele Cernilli 2023: 92/100 (vintage 2019)
Vinibuoni d’Italia 2023: Crown award (vintage 2018)
James Suckling ( 90/100 (vintage 2018)

Slow Wine 2022: Top Wine – Vino Slow award (vintage 2018)

The Essential Guide to Italian Wine by Daniele Cernilli 2020: 90/100 (vintage 2017)