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Bonarda Oltrepò Pavese (Italy)

Bonarda Oltrepò Pavese is a red wine from Lombardia in Northern Italy.

The main grape in the wine is Croatina.

Typical Flavors


Blackberry
Blackberry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Herbs
Herbs
Spices
Spices

Oak Added Flavors:

Vanilla
Vanilla
Toast
Toast
Coffee
Coffee
Oak
Oak

Black berry flavors are typical for Bonarda Oltrepò Pavese.

Hints of Herbs and Spices.

Profile

Bonarda Oltrepò Pavese has high acidity, good fruit aromas, and tannins:

BODYMedium
TANNINSMedium - Plus
FRUITMedium - Plus
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
15-16°C (59-61°F)

Food Pairing


Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto
Sausages
Sausages
Soup
Soups

Chicken
Chicken
Rabbit
Rabbit
Veal
Veal
Pork
Pork

Bonarda Oltrepò Pavese pairs best with low acid, medium-bodied savory dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Pasta Bolognese.
Quiche. Meat Pie.
Risotto. Sausages. Soups.
Spaghetti Meatballs.
Braised or Stewed Meat.
Chicken. Duck. Lamb. Rabbit.
Roasted or Grilled Pork.

Cheese:
Medium Aged Cheeses.

Lombardia Specialities:
Agnolotti (Filled Pasta).
Cotoletta alla Milanese.
Casseoula (Pork and Cabbage).
Salame di Varzi (Local Salami).

If You Like Bonarda Oltrepò Pavese

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The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Oltrepò Pavese DOC

Bonarda Oltrepò Pavese is a DOC wine since 1970 (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) (Denomination of Controlled Origin).

Bonarda Oltrepò Pavese is a blend of the grapes Croatina (85%), Barbera, Vespolina and Uva Rara.

The Bonarda Oltrepò Pavese wine should not be confused with the Bonarda grape of Piemonte or the Bonarda grape from Argentina.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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