Designation: Colli Piacentini DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin)
Wine style: Dry red
Grape variety: 60% Barbera – 40% Croatina
Production area: Ziano (PC) – Near Pozzolo Piccolo – Near Martina – Southwestern exposure
Soil: Calcareous-clay – Altitude 250m a.s.l.
Training system: Simple Guyot – planting density 2900 vines/ha – yield 6.5 tons/ha
Harvest period: From 20th September to 5th October
Vinification, ageing and maturation: Barbera and Croatina grapes have different ripening times and the carefully-selected grapes are fermented separately in steel vats for two or three weeks, at 20°C, with punching down twice a day. After fermentation and blending, the wine is racked into small oak casks where it remains for at least 12 months. Then it is bottled and matured in the cellar for at least 12 months.
Alcohol content: 13,5% vol.
Colour: Intense ruby red
Serving temperature: 17/18 C°
Food matching: Emilian pasta dishes: anolini in brodo, tagliatelle with meat sauce, porcini mushrooms cooked in oil with garlic and parsley, mature cheeses and red meat.
First year of production: 1998