Malvasia “Bianca Regina”

Designation: Colli Piacentini DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin)

Wine style: Late harvest dry white

Grape variety: 100% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica

Production area: Ziano (PC) – near Pozzolo Piccolo – Southwestern exposure

Soil: Silty-clayey and compact – Altitude 250 m a.s.l.

Training system: Simple Guyot – planting density 1800-4200 ha – yield 5.5 tons/ha

Harvest period: From 15th to 30th September

Vinification, ageing and maturation: The grapes are selected and harvested in crates; after crushing-destemming, the must is left in contact with the skins for three or four days at low temperatures. After gentle pressing, the must is racked into small wooden casks, where it remains for 9 months. After blending and bottling, the wine matures in the cellar for at least 9 months.

Alcohol content: 14% vol.

Colour: Pale straw yellow

Serving temperature: 10/12 C°

Food matching: Strong and slightly matured cheeses, ravioli with pumpkin filling, curried white meat, Vicenza-style dried cod.

First year of production: 1999