Vercesi del Castellazzo Pezzalunga 2013 Lombardy, Italy
Bright ruby in colour with hints of strawberry, blackcurrant and vanilla on the nose. The palate is elegant and balanced with flavours of blackberries and spicy notes. Easy to drink and delicious with tomato sauce dishes.
About the winemaker
The Azienda Agricola Vercesi del Castellazzo is located on the slopes of the Oltrepò Pavese hills, in the village of Montù Beccaria in the Italian province of Pavia, Lombardy. The 20 hectares of vines have a south-southeast and south-southwest exposure. The Vercesi family has been growing grapes there since 1808. Nowadays they produce 13 different wines – nine reds and four whites – made with Croatina, Pinot Noir, Barbera, Vespolina, Merlot, Uva Rara and Cabernet Sauvignon. Since 1995, the winery complies with the European legislation on the reduction of environmental impact. Their agricultural practices are designed to preserve nature. The vineyards are completely grassed, no herbicides are used, vine cuttings are shred not to deprive the soil of nutrients, copper and sulphur are the only fungicides employed. They do not use sulphur dioxide during vinification – only small amounts during the bottling process – and they rely on wild yeasts only.
|Viticulture and Winemaking|
After primary fermentation, the wines always undergo malolactic fermentation, Fermentation takes place at a temperature not exceeding 30°C, Suitable for vegetarians, The blend is then clarified and lightly filtered before being bottled, The grapes are harvested by hand at different periods and vinified separately without added sulphites, They are not assembled until November