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Uva Rara

Provincia di Pavia IGT – Uva Rara

Grape variety:
Uva Rara

Production area:
foothills of Casteggio


Vineyards orientation:

Vineyards altitude:
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 on the skins. 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 wild berries and spicy hints of black pepper.

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


Date of harvest:
September 14th 2021

Date of bottling:
March 23rd 2022

2021 production
3.300 bottles (0.75 l)

Notes about the 2021 vintage:
classic vintage, in line with the last 15-20 vintages, characterised by a quite early flowering, with a good level of rainfall in May, and a medium-hot and dry summer. The harvest was slightly anticipated, with remarkable temperature variations between day and night and notably cool temperatures near the end. The correct timing of the harvest ensured a good aromatic expression and right acidity values for all the wines.

Analytical data:
– alcohol: 12,7% vol
– acidity: 5,7 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– sulphites: 60 mg/l
– dry extract: 27,2 g/l

First vintage:

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)