Serving temperature: 18 °C

  Soil type: 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 barriques. After 12/14 months it is taken away from the wood barrels and refinement goes on in stainless still vats
Refinement: in barriques of first and second filling
Number of bottles: 5000
: 6,8 g/l
Alcoholic grading: 14% v.


Visual examination: clear, intense ruby-red colour
Olfactory examination: intense and complex wine, Vho hill red fruits, that is to say cherry in alcohol, marasca, blackberry and plum jam, are detectable and nicely balanced with spicy aromas. A light scent of vanilla, together with sweet spices, leaves a pleasant memory
Gustatory examination: nicely balanced palate, this wine is supported by good acidity and fine tannin thickness. Warm and soft, it is a well balanced and good structured wine. Young, lively and personal wine, we suggest tasting it after a few years
Gastronomic matches: roasts, shinbone, elaborate meat dishes

AGEING: Colombera most characteristic wine, tasting a succession of vintage bottles is no doubt a great emotion. We suggest leaving in the cellar some bottles of Elisa also 12-14 years. Best drinking period is about 6/7 years of vintage

  La Colombera - Azienda Agricola Piercarlo Semino

Strada Comunale Vho, 7 - Tortona (Alessandria)

Telefono: +39 0131 867795

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