Wine: O.P. Bonarda DOC
Name: Bonarda DOC
Alcoholic content: 12-13% by vol. (depending on vintage)
Grape variety: 85% Croatina, 10% Uva Rara, 5% Barbera
Geographic location: First hill slopes Oltrepo` Pavese (across Po river from Pavia) in the San Damiano al Colle, Montu` Beccaria and Rovescala districts.
Vineyard characteristics: Soil derived from disintegration of arenaria and calcareous rocks with a clay component, located at 180-280 meters (590-918 feet) a. s. l.. Traditional Gujot cultivation method.
Vineyard age: 6-35 years
Vinification: obtained by squeezing and scraping with maceration over the skins for 7-15 days, depending on year, in steel vats, at a controlled temperature. After a maturation process lasting at least 5 months, the product undergoes re-fermentation in autoclave (steel tanks with thermal control and pressurized at 6 atmosphere) for foaming. It is then refined in bottles for 40 days.
Organoleptic characteristics: Intense ruby red colour with pink tones. Intense and fruity aroma brings to mind blackberry and raspberry. To the taste it is soft, elegant and well structured, with an almond and plum after-taste. Lingering aroma.
Serving temperature: 8-15 degrees Celsius (46/53 Fahrenheit)
Gastronomic accompaniment: Ideal with meats in general, game and braised meats, delicious with mature cheeses. Good with seafood (in this case serve at 8 degrees Celsius).
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