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Date Printed: 11/24/2014
Castello di Luzzano Bonarda Pavese Carlino 2009
Castello di Luzzano Bonarda Pavese Carlino 2009
(search item no. 108882)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright, deep ruby color tinged with purple; intense, penetrating, youthful nose with aromas of violet; dry with excellent length. Ideal with pasta in meat-based sauces and some risottos, all pork dishes and most game.
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About Castello di Luzzano:

The Luzzano and Romito have been in the family of Maria Giulia and her sister, Giovannella Fugazza for nearly a century. Documents citing the excellent wines of Luzzano have been found dating as far as the 12th century. The property straddles the border between Emilia and Lombardia an area known for the variety and quality of its wines, with one vineyard in the Colli Piacentini DOC and the other in the Oltrepo Pavese.

Archaeologists have found evidence that wines existed in this part of the region during the Roman Empire and were cultivated intensively to produce wine. Soils in the Piacentino part of the estate are sandy clay and marl. The Pavese produces distinctive premium wines with color, taste and aromas that have earned widespread acclaim. Research and experimentation with grafting and new varieties has enabled Luzzano to develop extremely successful clones, particularly with Barbera and Bonarda typical kind of the region.