Designation: Colli Piacentini DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin)
Wine style: Sparkling dry red
Grape variety: 60% Barbera – 40% 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 20th September to 5th October
Vinification, ageing and maturation: Barbera and Croatina grapes have different ripening times and the selected grapes are fermented separately in order to enhance the characteristics of each variety to the full. After fermentation and blending, the wine undergoes second fermentation in stainless steel containers. The wine is released four months after bottling.
Alcohol content: 12,5% vol.
Colour: Intense ruby red
Serving temperature: 16/17 C°
Food matching: It goes well with Emilian cuisine in general, for example cured meats (coppa, salami, Parma ham), tagliatelle with bolognese sauce, grilled pork and mixed boiled meats.
First year of production: 1985