Croatina 2017 Colline Novaresi Carlone Davide
An amazing Croatina, from 100 year old vines grown on volcanic red porphyry, on the side of the Boca appellation closest to the mountains. Its rich dark red with purple notes anticipates the crisp intensity of red fruit, in particular cherry, on the palate. Pleasantly subtle herbaceous notes, spices. Full of life and enthusiasm. Croatina has a certain sweetness to it, that combines well with the robust tannic structure. Perhaps the cherry and plum notes are slightly creamy, as if in jam made with just a tiny hint of added sugar, and the finish is of ripe brambles. Red and dark berries and viola complement the aromatic palette. There is pleasantness and appropriate body to this wine. Excellent and quite unique!
Croatina 90%, Vespolina 10% Natural fermentation followed by maceration on the skins over 8-10 days Soil: volcanic red porphyry, acid pH, in Grignasco and Prato Sesia Altitude: 450 m above sea level Ageing: 18 months in steel vats , Life expectancy: 15 years +