Riesling / DOC Oltrepò Pavese
ORIGIN: Oltrepò Pavese
VINE VARIETY: Italic Riesling
SOIL: Clayey, smily with arenaceous limestone and gypsum located around the 45° parallel north.
GRAPE CULTIVATION: Guyot-trained
HARVESTING: By hand and mechanical harvesting
VINIFICATION: Grape soft pressing with pneumatic press. Fermentation with cultured yeasts at 16°C
REFINING: In stainless steel vats, followed by a second natural fermentation in pressurized vats at 16°C temperature with cultured yeasts. During ageing the wine undergoes several analytical controls to assure its integrity.
BOTTLING: Cold sterile
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 11.5%vol
COLOUR: Straw-yellow with greenish tinges.
NOSE: Intense, aromatic with fruity scents of apple and pear, exotic fruit and broom.
PALATE: Fresh, savoury, nicely lean.
INTERNATIONAL PAIRINGS: Ribbet sardine (Algeria) – Herring salad (Holland)
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10 – 12°C
CURIOSITY: The origin of the is uncertain, it seems to come from the German term Welschriesling, where the prefix “Welsch-‘ means “of Latin origin” to underline the difference with Rhine Riesling.