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Red Oltrepò Pavese (Italy)

Oltrepò Pavese is a wine district in Lombardia (Italy).

The red wine grapes cultivated here are: Barbera, Bonarda (Croatina), Uva Rara, Vespolina, Pinot Nero and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Flavors

Cherry
Sour
Cherry
Raspberry
Raspberry
Red Currant
Red
Currant
Plum
Plum
Herbs
Dried
Herbs
Truffle
Truffle
Rose
Roses
Violets
Violets

Oak Added Flavors

Chocolate
Chocolate
Coffee
Coffee
Tobacco
Tobacco
Leather
Leather

Oltrepò Pavese wines tastes something between Dolcetto and Chianti:

Sour Cherry, Wild Berries, and Plum are typical aromas.

Hints of Dried Herbs and Truffle. Floral notes (Rose Petals, Violets).

Profile

Typical Oltrepò Pavese red wines have medium body, crisp acidity, and firm tannins:

BODYMedium
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing

Antipasti
Antipasti
Pizza
Pizza
Pasta
Pasta
Mushroom
Mushroom
Risotto
Risotto
Truffle
Truffle
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal
Duck
Duck
Rabbit
Rabbit
Wild Boar
Wild Boar
Deer
Game

Oltrepò Pavese pairs well with Savory Dishes, Stews, Stuffed Pasta, and Grilled Meat.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Lombardian Cuisine.
Pasta with Meat. Truffle.
Mushroom Dishes. Mushroom Pizza.
Pasta or Risotto with Truffle.
Boiled Meat. Wild Boar Stew.
Ossobuco (Veal Shank braised in Vegetables)
Roast Meat. Game. Rabbit.

Cheese:
Mature Cheese. Grana Padano. Parmigiano. Pecorino.

Piemonte Specialities:
Risotto alla Milanese.
Riso Carnaroli Risotto.
Cotoletta alla Milanese (Veal Cutlet).

If You Like Oltrepò Pavese

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Frappato (Italy)
Garnacha (Spain)
GSM Wines (France)
Rioja Crianza (Spain)
Teroldego (Italy)

About Oltrepò Pavese

Oltrepò Pavese is a wine district in the Province of Pavia squeezed in between 4 important wine regions such Piemonte, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna and Lombardia.

The river Po, the longest in Italy, is a natural border and the name Oltrepò means "on the other side of the river Po".

Located on the hills at the feet of the Ligurian Appennines, vineyards here produce red, white, rosé and sparkling wines in varying sweetness levels and they account for half of the wine production in the region of Lombardy.

Oltrepò Pavese is also called "Little Tuscany" because it reminds of beautiful Tuscany. Located a few miles from Milan, we recommend to explore it by car following Strada del Vino e dei Sapori dell’Oltrepò Pavese (about 60 km).

Lombardia (Lombardy)

Lombardia, in the north of Italy, is one of the richest regions in Europe.

The capital Milano is the largest metropolitan area in Italy with about 10 million inhabitants.

Lombardia is blessed with spectacular lakes: Como, Maggiore, Garda, and Iseo.

Lombardia has 5 DOCG Regions.

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.

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