Bonarda amabile “Tradizioni che tornano” (Returning traditions)

Designation: Colli Piacentini DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin)

Wine style: Slightly sweet sparkling red

Grape variety: 100% Croatina

Production area: Ziano (PC) – Near Martina-Casa Piccioni – Southern-northern-western exposure

Soil: Calcareous-clay – Altitude 250m a.s.l.

Training system: Simple Guyot – planting density 3800 vines/ha – Yield 9 tons/ha

Harvest period: From 25th September to 5th October

Vinification, ageing and maturation: The carefully selected grapes are fermented on the skins for 5-6 days in order to enhance the characteristic aroma of Croatina grapes. Secondary fermentation takes place in stainless steel containers; we leave a small amount of residual sugar, in keeping with the winemaking tradition in Piacenza. The wine is released three months after bottling.

Alcohol content: 11% vol.

Colour: Intense cherry-red

Serving temperature: 16/17 C°

Food matching: This wine is ideal with cured meats (salami, coppa and pancetta), provolone cheese and torta fritta (deep-fried puffed up pastry) and boiled pork sausage (cotechino and zampone).

First year of production: 1985