Uva Rara

Provincia di Pavia IGT – Uva Rara

Grape variety:
Uva Rara

Production area:
foothills of Casteggio


Orientation of the vineyards:

Altitude of the vineyards:
140-200 m AMSL

Training system:
simple Guyot

Average age of the vines:
16 years

Vine density:
4,200 vines per hectare

1.5-2 kg per vine

leaf thinning in 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 stainless-steel vats at a controlled temperature always kept between 25 and 28 °C for about 10 days. Very short maceration. Natural malolactic fermentation in stainless-steel vats once the wine has been racked.

3 month-ageing in used barriques and then 5-month ageing in stainless-steel vats. Further 3-month ageing in bottle before release.

bright ruby red colour.

ample, with fruity notes of Marasca cherry and ripe fruits of the forest. Also present are hints of black pepper.

well-balanced and fruity, with good tannins and an unmistakable spicy aftertaste.


Date of harvest:
September 2022

Date of bottling:
April 13th 2023

2022 production
6,600 bottles (0.75 l)

Notes about the 2022 vintage:
a very hot vintage with minimum rainfall. At the end of the vintage we have observed remarkable temperature variations between day and night. The harvest has been considerably anticipated; the production has been slightly lower than the usual, but the grapes were in perfect conditions and of good quality. The correct timing of the harvest ensured a good aromatic expression and right acidity values for all the wines.

Analytical data:
– alcohol: 13.2% vol
– acidity: 5.7 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0.5 g/l
– sulphites: 90 mg/l
– dry extract: 27.2 g/l

First vintage:

Vinibuoni d’Italia 2024: Crown award (vintage 2022)

Slow Wine 2021: Everyday Wine award (vintage 2018)
Vinibuoni d’Italia 2021: Crown award (vintage 2018)

Vinibuoni d’Italia 2020: 4 Stars and “Not to be Missed Wine” award (vintage 2016)