BONARDA DELL’OLTREPÒ PAVESE D.O.C. (Semi-sparkling)
MUNICIPALITY AND PRODUCTION AREA
The hamlet of Poggiolo di Montù Beccaria, in the Oltrepò Pavese area in Lombardy (Italy)
LOCATION AND EXPOSURE OF THE VINEYARDS
At the winery, in the “Casa Cristiani” vineyard, with a total surface are of about 4 hectares, facing southeast and “Guastona” vineyard, with a total surface area of about 2 hectares, facing southeast.
PLANTING DENSITY AND VINE TRAINING SYSTEM
Guyot, with an average planting density of
about 3,500-3,800 vines/hectare.
GRAPE BLEND AND HARVEST PERIOD
100% Croatina.Traditional harvest by hand during the last ten days of September.
VINIFICATION AND BOTTLING
Traditional vinification in red, pressing and destemming of the grapes and subsequent fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, devatting and maturation of the wine obtained, racking is carried out at least twice before bottling in the February/March following the harvest.
SENSORY TEST AND TECHNICAL NOTES
A lively wine with a strong ruby-red colour, an intense fruity fragrance with hints of fruits of the forest on first impact and of violets and roses afterwards, a full and pleasantly supple flavour. Alcohol content: 12-12.50% by vol – Acidity: 6.00-6.50 g/l
A wine to accompany any course, especially good with Italian starters, pasta and rice dishes, white or red meat; perfect with flavoursome pasta and rice dishes, grilled or boiled red meat and strong-flavoured roasts. Serving temperature: 14-16°C