Provincia di Pavia IGT – Uva Rara
foothills of Casteggio
140-200 m AMSL
Average age of the vines:
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.
6 month-ageing in used barriques and then 5-month ageing in stainless-steel vats. Further 6-month ageing in bottle before being marketed.
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 16th 2020
Date of bottling:
July 7th 2021
3.290 bottles (0.75 l)
Notes about the 2020 vintage:
quite hot vintage, but with enough rainfall to ensure a proper growing of the grapes. Quite early harvest with abundant production.
– alcohol: 12,5% vol
– acidity: 5,2 g/l
– residual sugar: < 0,5 g/l
– sulphites: 80 mg/l
– dry extract: 27,2 g/l
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)