Sangue di Giuda:
ORIGIN: Oltrepò Pavese
VINE VARIETY: Croatina, Barbera, Uva Rara, Vespolina
SOIL: Clayey, slimy with arenaceous limestone, located around the 45° parallel north
GRAPE CULTIVATION: Guyot-trained
HARVESTING: By hand
VINIFICATION: Grape pressing and destemming, cold pre-fermentation to extract colour and aromas and fermentation at 25°C controlled temperature with cultured yeasts.
REFINING: In stainless steel vats. Natural fermentation in pressure tank with macro oxygenation at 14°C with cultured yeast.
BOTTLING: Cold sterile
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 7% vol.
COLOUR: Bright vivid ruby red with purple tinges, thick and lingering froth.
NOSE: Intense, persistent, fruity with hints of raspberry jam, blueberry, blackberry, scents of pansy.
PALATE: Sweet, fresh, velvet-smooth with black currant lingering finish.
INTERNATIONAL PAIRINGS: Cake with dried fruit (Greece) – Roquefort (France)
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-12° C
CURIOSITY:According to the legend, before passing away Judas repented betraying Jesus. Being forgiven, he was revived in Broni, in Oltrepò Pavese. The citizens, who recognized him, first wanted to kill him but Judas cured the grapevines from their diseases and the locals called the wine after his name, hence the name Sangue di Giuda (Juda’s Blood).