Riesling / DOC Oltrepò Pavese:
ORIGIN: Oltrepò Pavese
VINE VARIETY: Rhine and Italic Riesling
SOIL: Clayey, slimy with arenaceous limestone and gyspum located around the 45° parallel north
GRAPE CULTIVATION: Espalier and Guyot-trained
HARVESTING: By hand in crates
VINIFICATION: Grape pressing and destemming, cold maceration to extract aromas, soft pressing with pneumatic press and fermentation with cultured yeasts at 16°C controlled temperature.
REFINING: In stainless steel vats. During ageing, the wine undergoes several analytical checks to assure its integrity.
BOTTLING: Cold sterile
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5% vol
COLOUR: Straw-yellow with golden highlights.
NOSE: Decidedly aromatic with fresh fruit, pear, peach, apricot scents and flower fragrances.
PALATE: Dry, fresh flavour, sapid, with a good acidulous hint.
INTERNATIONAL PAIRINGS: Avocado, Guacamole with shrimp (Balearic Islands) – Pata Negra (Spain)
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-12° C
CURIOSITY: The Italic Riesling vine is one of the most widely spread varieties in the Oltrepò Pavese, thus creating in this zone the widest Italian cultivated area with 1500 hectares of vineyard. Its origin is still uncertain, it is said to be a descendant of the Animea Gemella, a vine used by the Romans. Some people think it could have originated from France or a country of Central Europe and from there it could have been diffused to Veneto under the Austro-Hungarian rule.