2016 Buttafuoco dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC “Sanluigi”

Producer: Monterucco

Production zone: from the hills of Cigognola at 150 m of elevation.

Vines: 50% Barbera, 35% Croatina, 15% Uva Rara e Ughetta di Canneto (Vespolina)

Vinification: hand picked grapes.  10 days of maceration and fermentation.  90% aging in steel and 10% in tonneau. 

Sensory Characteristics:

Colour:   deep garnet red
Aroma:   red berries and plums, dried cherries.
Taste:   round and well balanced with a good interplay between the acidity of the barbera and the fruitier flavours and exuberance of the other grapes.

Accompaniment: excellent in winter with raclette or out in a garden in summer by the barbeque.

Serving temperature:   18-20 C.

Summary: named after the founder Luigi, this is a very interesting red blend that combines Barbera with lesser known yet very fun varietals.