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Region: Piemonte

Rubino di Catavenna DOC

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 11.5%
Mandatory Storage: Min. 1 years
Storage potential: 4 years

East of Turin, not far from the border with the Lombardy region, west of Casale Monferato and slightly south of Gabiano, is a new DOC appellation which appeared in 1970, following a collaboration between some winegrowers, called Rubino di Catavenna.

The appraisal came from Professor Giovanni Dalmasso, a famous and respected reseacher and oenologist. He had spotted the small district options and prepared a vinification process that suited to the area's soil and microclimate.

The dominant producer's is the Catavenna cooperative, which was founded in 1949 in memory of the fallen on the Italian side during the Second World War, in 1944.

The red wine from this very small zone is based on the Barbera grape, and is especially valued for its ability to pair with any dish on the menu.

In addition to Barbera (75-90%) the grapes Grignolino and / or Freisa (10-25%) are added, and the result is a bright ruby red wine with garnet reflections. The scent is vinous with a light note of grapes. The taste is dry, harmonious and full-bodied.

The mandatory aging period is 12 months.

Great dishes to have with Rubino di Catavenna DOC

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