Serving temperature: 18 °C


  Soil type: dark clayey
Vinification: traditional on skins, once grapes reach the cellar stripping takes place and the liquid, together with the skins, is left in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature. Within 24 hours the skins usually gather on the surface forming the so-called “cap”. After inoculation with selected yeasts, fermentation starts. Skin maceration on the must lasts, depending on the year’s harvest, a period going from 12 to 15 days maximum. It gives colour and releases in the must the tannins present on the skins. Maceration takes place at the same time as fermentation. Once maceration ends, skins are taken off and, if residual sugars are still present, fermentation goes on, always paying attention that the temperature doesn’t exceed 31 °C. Once fermentation ends, one racking is carried out and then the wine matures in tonneaux. After 12/14 months it is taken away from wood barrels and refinement goes on in stainless still vats
Refinement: in tonneaux
Number of bottles: 4000
Acidity: 7 g/l
Alcoholic grading: 13,8% v.


Visual examination: clear, intense ruby-red colour.
Olfactory examination: intense and complex, spicy scents predominate. Green and pink pepper join with pleasant vanilla, cloves and nutmeg touches. A peculiar and odd herbal balsamic note gives this wine greater complexity. Well defined, intense red fruits remind of fragrant plum, cherry and wild berry jams.
Gustatory examination: soft and warm on the palate, acidity and dense tannic texture are nicely balanced. Fruity and spicy characters are well defined also on the palate. Excellent structure, in all this wine is harmonic, intense and persistent.
Gastronomic matches: roasts, roast shinbone, cheeses and processed pork meats.

WINE FEATURES: remarkable croatina grapevine for a “big red” today used by still few producers. The results are excellent and winning. Particular spiciness and firm tannin structure make tasting an interesting experience.

AGEING: We suggest forgetting some bottles in the cellar and drinking the wine after a few years. Long refinement no doubt gives this wine greater complexity and makes it more interesting, in particular as far as tertiary scents are concerned.

  La Colombera - Azienda Agricola Piercarlo Semino

Strada Comunale Vho, 7 - Tortona (Alessandria)

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