Frecciarossa – Le Praielle DOC 2005

Producer: Frecciarossa
Wine: Le Praielle DOC 2005
Grape Variety: 85% Barbera, 15% Croatina and Uva Rara
Production Zone: Casteggio – Oltrepó Pavese
Altitude: 455-650 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 9 acres, 3 tons per acre
Exposure: South to Southwest
Soil: Clay and calcareous
Vinification & Aging: The grapes were hand selected from 20 year old vines and placed into small crates. The grapes were soft pressed and fermentation and maceration lasted about 16 days in stainless steel tanks with temperature control. The wine then went through the malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and was transferred to small French oak barrels and allowed to age for 12 months, followed by at least 18 additional months in the bottle prior to release.
Production: 1,250 cases
Alcohol: 13%
Description: Deep ruby red color. Intense, fruity, long lasting bouquet, with hints of spice. Harmonious on the palate, full-bodied and well-balanced with ripe, elegant tannins.
Food Pairing: Roasted and braised beef, aged cheese
Le Praielle DOC 2005