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Vercesi del Castellazzo Rosso Castellazzo 2005 Lombardy, Italy

Vercesi del Castellazzo Rosso Castellazzo 2005 Lombardy, Italy

code: 2005ROCAB12

Clear and bright red fruits aromas. A powerful and well structured blend of Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosso Castellazzo is ideal with meat dishes and game.

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Type: Red

Origin: Lombardy, Italy

Vintage: 2005

Grape Varieties: 65% Barbera, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Vercesi del Castellazzo

Viticulture and Winemaking: Organic

Style: Medium bodied, Dry

Bottle size: 75 cl

ABV: 14%

More details: Suitable for vegetarians. The grapes are harvested by hand. The vinification is carried out without added sulphites. Only wild yeasts are used. After racking the Cabernet Sauvignon is placed in oak barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place, while the Barbera is put in two-three year old barrels after malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats. The ageing in wood lasts ten to 14 months depending on the structure of the wine.

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.

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