• "Alcova" Bonarda dell' Oltrepò Pavese DOC 2018 (frizzante)

      “Alcova” Bonarda dell' Oltrepò Pavese DOC 2018 (frizzante)

      The Croatina grapes for this fine sparkling classic of the Oltrepò Pavese come from the south-west side of the Cascina San Carlo at an altitude of about 250 metres. The vineyard covers 12 hectares of land composed of silt, clay and sand. Intense ruby red with violet reflections. Fresh aroma of red fruits, soft taste, full-bodied fruity and vinous. The fine acidity, the mousseux and the hearty fresh fruit make this Bonarda a classic companion for rustic snacks, pasta dishes with meat or risottos. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Croatina
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 14,00 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 14-16 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04122518 ·  0,75 l · 10,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      7,95 €
    • "Merlino" Pinot Grigio Provincia di Pavia IGT 2017

      “Merlino” Pinot Grigio Provincia di Pavia IGT 2017

      Intense yellow. Fine nose of Pinot Gris with notes of white and yellow fruits. On the palate round, full-bodied and very animating. Gains in complexity with increasing bottle maturity. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Grigio
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel on the fine yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,35 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,24
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04120317 · 0,75 l · 11,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      8,95 €
    • "Saint Valier" Pinot Nero Bianco Oltrepò Pavese DOC 2017

      “Saint Valier” Pinot Nero Bianco Oltrepò Pavese DOC 2017

      Here comes a real rarity in the glass: white vinified Pinot Nero. Light yellow with golden reflections. Fresh bouquet of citrus, white currant and herbs. On the palate crispy fresh acidity, yellow-white fruits and a fine saltiness. A real delicacy with an aperitif or octopus salat. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel on the fine yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,25
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: Smoked fish, seafood
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04120417 · 0,75 l · 11,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      8,95 €
    • "Rïes" Riesling Provincia di Pavia IGT 2016

      “Rïes” Riesling Provincia di Pavia IGT 2016

      Straw yellow with golden reflections. Generous bouquet of white flowers and yellow fruits, in the drink it reveals an inviting fullness, harmony and elegance. The fine acid wire of the Rhine Riesling leads this special drop into a mineral and long final. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 7 months stainless steel on the fine yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Food Recommendations: seafood, sushi
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04120216 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "Cuvée Cépage" Metodo Classico VSQ n.V. Brut

      “Cuvée Cépage” Metodo Classico VSQ n.V. Brut

      Text follows. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Pinot Nero, 20% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 30 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04120100 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Saignée della Rocca" Metodo Classico Pinot Nero Cruasé n.V. Brut

      “Saignée della Rocca” Metodo Classico Pinot Nero Cruasé n.V. Brut

      Cruasé is an artificial word from Cru and Rosé and describes high-quality Rosato Spumanti from 100% Pinot Nero in the region Oltrepò Pavese.

      Old pink, almost onion coloured and with interesting copper reflexes. Fine perlage and a fine creamy foam. In the bouquet a delicate scent of roses, small red fruits and some yeast. On the palate dry, full, fresh and elegant. Hints of black currants and wild strawberries, then a consequent move and a beguiling silkiness. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 30 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04122100 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Tavernetto" Pinot Nero Provincia di Pavia IGT 2015

      “Tavernetto” Pinot Nero Provincia di Pavia IGT 2015

      As early as 1865 the first 1,850 Pinot Noir vines were brought to Italy from Burgundy by Count Vistarino. Since then, the vinification of this demanding grape variety has been continuously refined by generations. Today, the pinot noir Noir of the wine-growing dynasty can even outshine much more expensive Pinot Noirs from Burgundy at international tastings.

      Tavernetto is the third Cru of the house, named after the vineyard of 1.71 ha, where the grapes develop magnificently at an altitude of 250 m to 325 m and with a south-southeast orientation. It is considered to be the most balanced of the Tenuta vineyards, with the most uniform positive results. The calcareous subsoil of the individual vineyard is ideal for Pinot Nero, resulting in a top-quality wine with great personality.

      Intense ruby garnet. In the nose fruity with elegant, fresh notes, yet the depth and complexity of this Pinot Noir can already be guessed. In the drink full, round and fruity, the silky tannins flank its fine spice until the elegant finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04122415 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Pernice" Pinot Nero Provincia di Pavia IGT 2015

      “Pernice” Pinot Nero Provincia di Pavia IGT 2015

      Text follows. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:90 points
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026
      • Food Recommendations: game, mushrooms, mature cheese and roast dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      04122215 · 0,75 l · 34,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      25,90 €
    • "Bertone" Pinot Nero Provincia di Pavia IGT 2015

      “Bertone” Pinot Nero Provincia di Pavia IGT 2015

      As early as 1865 the first 1,850 Pinot Noir vines were brought to Italy from Burgundy by Count Vistarino. Since then, the vinification of this demanding grape variety has been continuously refined by generations. Today, the Pinot Noir of the wine-growing dynasty can even outshine much more expensive Pinot Noirs from Burgundy at international tastings.

      The grapes of the winery's top crus are cultivated at an altitude of 400 m. The high temperature fluctuations between day and night ensure a complexity, precision and elegance that is rare even in Burgundy.

      Brilliant ruby red. In the nose fine fruity after small red berries, coffee and hints of damp forest soil. On the palate a subtle and precise fruit, the tannins very fine and a long, never-ending, mineral finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      04122315 · 0,75 l · 36,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      27,50 €
    About the winemakers
    Conte Vistarino
    Lombardy
    Conte Vistarino

    Contessa Ottavia Giorgi di Vistarino, that sounds really noble and old-fashioned. But as is so often the case in Italy's wine scene, a young dynamic oenologist then appears who competently leads the traditional family winery in the Oltrepò Pavese into the present day. One of the almost thousand "Donne del Vino", which is able to assert itself in the wine world formerly dominated by men.

    And it is not just a small family heritage, but one of the most important wineries in Lombardy. Of the 826 hectares of land, over 200 hectares are planted with wine, of which 140 hectares with Pinot Nero (called Pinot Noir), the main variety of the region. Allegedly there was already a Ur-Pinot variety here in Roman times, in the year 1500 it is actually mentioned in a document.

    The fact that the Oltrepò with over 3,000 ha is today the largest Pinot Noir cultivation area in Italy is probably due to Conte Carlo Giorgi di Vistarino, who in 1865 successfully planted several hectares of clones imported from Burgundy himself in Rocca de' Giorgi. He was also the first to produce a sparkling wine according to the champagne method and quickly became known and distinguished far beyond the borders. Since then Conte Vistarino has been one of the leading companies in Lombardy.

    Not even an hour's drive south of Milan, the Po winds its way past Pavia. Rocks washed ashore by its old riverbeds stratified over the hilly foothills of the Apennines. This resulted in a rather varied soil, with varying layers from hill to hill. Sand, clay, marl, limestone and rocks alternate in the vineyards situated from 250 to 550 m above sea level. This makes it possible to select the best hill for each grape variety. A mild microclimate, interspersed with rivers that bring a steady breeze, is an ideal area for the Pinot Noir.

    On one of the hills the historic Palazzo is enthroned, a small castle could be said that was still built by the royal court architect. The charming Orangerie, which is currently used to dry the grapes for the Prädikat wines, will soon also become a tasting room. The 360° panoramic view over the hills of the cultivation area and the surrounding forests is breathtakingly beautiful.

    Besides the dominant Pinot Nero, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Moscato, Croatina, Uva Rara, Barbera and some Cabernet Sauvignon are also cultivated here. The team of oenologists around boss Ottavia Vistarino uses this to make a range of different wines. First and foremost, of course, the DOCG Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico, both pure from Pinot Nero or with a 20% Chardonnay content, the "Cruasé" - from Cru (site) and Rosé - called rosé sparkling wines, a protected collective brand and one of the most important products of the region, are particularly successful. In addition there are red wines from Pinot Nero, 3 of them as single vineyard wines, or from autochthonous grape varieties. Bonarda, Buttafuoco or Sangue di Giuda are not really common names, but they are some to remember. Because the qualities are convincing. The range is complemented by exciting white wines, such as the "Rïes", a fruity but also mineral Rhine Riesling or the white-pressed Pinot Nero "Saint Valier", which prove to be excellent food companions.

    In 1970 the DOC Oltrepò Pavese was created and in 2007 the DOCG Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico and the two DOC Oltrepò Pavese Pinot Nero and DOC Bonarda dell'Oltrepó Pavese for red wines.

    Ottavia Giorgi di Vistarino shows the entire industry what independent, award-winning wines can be produced here and, with a breath of fresh air, ensures that the exemplary effect of its ancestors remains alive. You can look forward to new ideas and projects. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year founded: 1865
    • Owner: Family Conte Giorgi di Vistarino
    • Oenologist: Ottavia Giorgi di Vistarino
    • Agronomist: Paolo Fiocchi
    • Annual production: approx. 400,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 200 hectares
    • Natural cultivation