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Castello di Luzzano
Carlino Bonarda Oltrepò Pavese DOC

This wine is made with 100% Croatina, the most important native grape of Oltrepo’ Pavese wine area. The appellation Oltrepo’ Pavese DOC includes the vineyards located on the hills around the province of Pavia, south of the Po river. This area was recorgnized DOC in 1970. Carlino is the name of one of the historical vineyards of the winery, and an homage to Carlo Ferrari, a beloved farmer, who worked this land for many years with great love and skill. The label reproduces the design on an 18th century ceramic vase at Luzzano.

Owner: Fugazza Family
Website: www.castelloluzzano.it
Winemaker: Stefano Testa
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Bonarda

Orientation: South
Elevation: 690 ft
Vines Planted: 1986
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 4,000/Ha
Soil: Calcareous marl

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 25 days at 25-28 °C. Maceration on the skins for 15 days with manual pumping over.

Aging Process
In cement vats of 50 Hl for 6 months. 3 months in the bottle before the release.

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright, deep ruby color tinged with purple
Bouquet: Intense bouquet on the nose, with violet and spicy notes
Flavor: On the palate it is dry and full-bodied with persistent fruity aromas of blackberry, plum and black cherry, and a black peppery finish.
Pairings: Ideal with meat sauce dishes, risottos, pork, game and red meats. Excellent with pasta dishes topped with meat sauces

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 57-61°F
Production: 6,500 bts