Estate: For generations, the Croci family has been making wine in the Piacenza hills of Emilia Romagna, northern Italy. Massimiliano Croci heads the 10 hectare estate that was founded in 1935 by his grandfather, Giuseppe Croci. He passionately continues the family’s tradition of making expressive, unique wines using natural, organic and biodynamic methods.
Philosophy: Passion and respect for the land and wine, producing genuine wines that reflect the character of the Piacenza hills.
Winemaking: Grapes are from vines in sandy limestone soils rich in fossilized seashell material and red clay. Grapes are co-fermented in open vats with natural yeasts and undergo an approximately 8-day maceration with frequent pump-overs. The wine then spends about 8 months in foudres with two rackings before being bottled to finish fermentation. It spends a minimum of 10 months in the bottle and is not disgorged or filtered before release.
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with pink frothy bubbles, with aromas of spice, leather, black cherry and violet. Tart cherry, red currant pomegranate and strawberry are wrapped in frothy fizz and woolly tannins. Fresh acidity accents soft spice and a trace of smoky herbs. Black cherry, plum and a wisp of dark chocolate linger on the dry finish. Fresh, fizzy, juicy, tart, refreshing, engaging…. absolutely fantastic!
60% Barbera 40% Bonarda
Estate Bottled by Soc. Agri. Croci Ermano s.s.
Enjoy now thru 2019