Az. Agricola Calatroni – Campo Dottore – Riesling DOC

Producer: Az. Agricola Calatroni
Wine: Campo Dottore – Riesling DOC
Grape Variety: 100% Rhine Riesling
Production Zone: Montecalvo Versiggia – Oltrepo’ Pavese
Altitude: 500 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 8 tons per hectare
Exposure: North, Northwest
Soil: Limestone
Vinification & Aging: The grapes are harvested at the end of August/early September from 15 year old vines. The entire cluster is used in the vinification. The grapes are transferred to tanks, where maceration takes place at a temperature between 50-60°. After a soft pressing, the must has an intense pink color, which then becomes the softer pink typical of a pinot grigio rosè. Fermentation takes places for 25-35 days at a temperature of 57-61°. The wine is refermented: the residual sugars from the first fermentation are utilized to make this a ‘vivace’ (sparkling) wine.
Production: 1,500 cases
Alcohol: 12%
Description: Straw yellow with golden highlights. Fruity aromas when the wine is young, becomes increasingly complex with age, typical of Riesling. Fresh and persistent yet balanced on the palette.
Food Pairing: Fish and shellfish dishes, white meat.