Oltrepò Pavese DOC Riesling
foothills of Casteggio
Orientation of the vineyards :
Altitude of the vineyards:
140-200 m AMSL
Average age of the vines:
4,800 vines per hectare
1-1.2 kg per vine
leaf thinning in late July. The grapes are hand-harvested in 17 kg boxes, carefully selecting the best ones.
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 in stainless-steel vats at a controlled temperature (14-16 °C). No malolactic fermentation.
12 months in stainless-steel vats and a minimum of additional 4 months in bottle before release.
bright straw-yellow colour with greenish highlights.
intense and fruity, with pleasant notes of apricot and tropical fruit.
rich and velvety, with an optimal balance between fruit and minerality. Elegant aftertaste with hints of apricot and almond.
over 10 years
Date of harvest:
September 11th 2021
Date of bottling:
June 30th 2022
3,000 bottles (0.75 l)
Notes about the 2021 vintage:
classic vintage, in line with the last 15-20 vintages. It was 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.
– alcohol: 12.75% vol
– acidity: 5.8 g/l
– residual sugar: < 1.0 g/l
– sulphites: 67 mg/l
– dry extract: 20.8 g/l
Viniplus AIS Lombardia 2024: Four Camunian Roses award (vintage 2021)
Viniplus AIS Lombardia 2023: Golden Rose award (vintage 2020)
James Suckling (jamessuckling.com): 90/100 (vintage 2019)
Viniplus AIS Lombardia 2022: Golden Rose award (vintage 2019)
Gambero Rosso 2018: Two Red Glasses award (vintage 2015)