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Oltrepò Pavese Riesling DOC

Grape variety:
Riesling

Production area:
foothills of Casteggio

Soil:
lime/clay

Vineyards orientation:
NE-NW

Vineyards altitude:
140-200 m AMSL

Training system:
simple Guyot

Average age of the vines:
26 years

Vine density:
4.800 vines per hectare

Yield:
1-1.2 kg per vine

Harvest:
leaf thinning in late July. The grapes are hand-harvested in 17 kg boxes, carefully selecting the best ones.

Vinification:
cold maceration of the 50% of the must for 48 hours at 3 °C followed by a soft pressing. Soft pressing without cold maceration for the remaining 50% of the must. The alcoholic fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature (14-16 °C). No malolactic fermentation.

Ageing:
12 months in stainless-steel vats and a minimum of additional 4 months in bottle.

Sight:
bright straw-yellow colour with greenish highlights.

Nose:
intense and fruity, with pleasant notes of apricot and tropical fruit.

Palate:
rich and velvety, with an optimal balance between fruit and minerality. Elegant aftertaste with hints of apricot and almond.

Ageing potential:
over 10 years

Vintage:
2019

Date of harvest:
September 11th 2019

Date of bottling:
May 28th 2021

2019 production:
3.287 bottles (0.75 l)

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: 12,75% vol
– acidity: 5,8 g/l
– residual sugar: < 1,0 g/l
– sulphites: 85 mg/l
– dry extract: 20,3 g/l

First vintage:
1921

Viniplus AIS Lombardia 2022: Golden Rose award (vintage 2019)

Gambero Rosso 2018: Two Red Glasses award (vintage 2015)