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Castello di Luzzano
Sommossa Bonarda Frizzante Oltrepò Pavese DOC
Lombardia

The Pavese produces distinctive premium wines with color, taste and aromas that have earned widespread acclaim. Experimentation with grafting varietals has enabled Luzzano to develop extremely successful clones of Barbera and Bonarda. The personality of this unique land is a priority through the cultivation and winemaking process right up to the bottling of the wines which feature labels inspired by aspects of the Luzzano home.


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

Vineyard Location: Luzzano
Orientation: South
Elevation: 755 ft
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 4,000/Ha
Soil: Clay and marl

Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 20 days at 25-28 °C. Maceration on the skins for 10 days with manual pumping over. Second fermentation in autoclaves

Aging Process
In cement vats of 50 Hl for 4 months.1 month in the bottle before the release.

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red and clear with purple tinges
Bouquet: Intense, penetrating and vinous, with notes of blackberry and blackcurrant.
Flavor: Dry, tangy and slightly tannic with aromatic persistence
Pairings: Ideal with cold cuts, pasta, grilled meat, grilled pork, cheese. Serve slightly chilled.

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 52°F
Production: 20,000 bottles