Wine: O.P. Bonarda DOC
Name: Bonarda DOC "Vigna Guardia"
Alcoholic content: 13–-14 % by vol. (depending on vintage)
Grape variety: 85% Croatina, 10% Uva Rara, 10% Barbera
Geographic location: First hill slopes Oltrepò Pavese (across Po river from Pavia) in the San Damiano al Colle district.
Vineyard characteristics: Soil derived from disintegration of arenaria and calcareous rocks with a high clay component, located at 235 meters (770 feet) a. s. l. Traditional Gujot cultivation method.
Vineyard age: 15 years
Vinification: fermentation with maceration over the skins in steel vats, at a controlled temperature of 25-28 degrees Celsius(77-82 Fahrenheit) for 10-12 days. Following the drawing off thewine is left in steel tanks for an additional 18 months.
Refinement: In bottles for at least 8 months.
Organoleptic characteristics: Ruby red colour with pink tones. Intense and complex aroma. Immediate vinous sensations are followed by notes of almond and plum, followed by floral hints of violet, red fruits, cherry, raspberry and wild berries. To the taste, the sweet and velvety tannins are well integrated within the elegant and structured body. Lingering aromas.
Serving temperature: 18 degrees Celsius (64.4 Fahrenheit)
Gastronomic accompaniment: Red and white meats, game, well-seasoned main courses and mature cheeses. Ideal with braised meats
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