BONARDA DELL’OLTREPÒ PAVESE DOC WINE
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Bonarda dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC “Passo Gaio” wine by Cavallotti Winery is a very pleasing and enjoyable red wine, perfect to always have at home. It is suitable for informal occasions, such as an aperitif, a snack among friends, or a meat-based meal. It is mainly widespread in the Oltrepò Pavese area, but also throughout Lombardy, and abroad, especially in Argentina.
Bonarda is made by blending 95% Croatina grapes with a small amount of Uva Rara (5%) and is characterized by a deep, bright ruby red color. Bonarda’s grape variety, Croatina, is capable of producing high-quality sweet, creamy, fruity wines. In addition, Croatina is characterized by an abundant amount of tannins as well as a high concentration of anthocyanins.
Specifically, Bonarda dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC “Passo Gaio” is perceived as vinous and fruity and delicately fragrant at the same time. Smells similar to wild berries, morello cherries and cherries can also be recognized. On tasting, it results smooth and balanced, with excellent persistence, and is clean on the finish.
Cavallotti winery, founded in 1944, represents a very solid reality and, when it comes to wine and oenology, is a symbol of what is the best Oltrepò Pavese. It is a family business currently managed by the third generation of the family. There are two separate operating locations: in the town of Cigognola, near Pavia, the harvesting and initial processing of the wine are carried out, while in Bubbiano, just outside Milan, bottling, distribution, and sales happen. Vineyard and vines are methodically taken care of while respecting the environment, and the most modern technology is used in the winery without ever overriding local traditions. “Passo Gaio” is one of the most excellent, widely recognised, and appreciated products of the winery.
Bonarda dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC “Passo Gaio” is a wine that can be enjoyed during the whole meal, since it can keep up with the various courses while managing to be in harmony with the food without covering its flavour with its intensity and structure, nor being covered.
Specifically, we recommend pairing “Passo Gaio” with a selection of traditional cured meats, for example, for an aperitif with friends or at the beginning of a meat-based dinner. It combines perfectly with boiled meat or recipes that include Cotechino or Zampone. In addition, it is an excellent wine to enjoy together with pasta with tomato sauce or, even better, with meat, rice with legumes, and meat ravioli.
In conclusion, to savor and perceive all its nuances, we suggest serving Bonarda dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC “Passo Gaio” at a temperature of 16°-18°C in a classic red wine glass.