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Cantine F.lli Bonelli
Founded in the mid 1940’s and presently in its third generation, Bonelli is a benchmark Colli Piacentini winery, one that is a mix of tradition and technology. Every year estate grapes and, to have a better control of production, a large amount of other viticulturists grapes are chosen only afterclose inspection of the crops directly the vineyards.
Passion and knowledge, together with hard work both in the vineyards and winery, are essential to get from nature the best it can give. For this reason Cantine Bonelliwe has decided to commit in sustainability and to plan choices respectful of the environment and of the social background for the future.
2015 Gutturnio Riserva D.O.C.
60% Barbera & 40% Bonarda
Gutturnio is the most typical Piacenza wine and it can be vinified and bottled only in this area. The wine dates back to the Roman Empire as its name derives from an engraving on a wine cup found on the river Po banks near Piacenza, precisely “Gutturnium”. It was considered a D.O.C. Colli Piacentini in 1967 but in 2011 it aquired its own specific Denominazione di Origine.
The grapes goes through a red vinification of 10-15 days skin contact depending on the vintage followed by 18 months
ageing in different capacity Slavonian oak casks then a further 6 months maturing in bottle. It is only released after 24 months. Light ruby red in colour and with maturity it acquires garnet reflections. Aromas are round and complex featuring wild cherry, plum and cloves. Taste is full bodied and robust yet silky and elegant. Pair with roasted white or red meats, it is also a perfect match for game or tasty cheeses.
The wine will reward decanting. Serve at 15 – 17°C.
2015 Ortrugo dei Colli Piacentini D.O.C.
This wine is exclusive to this area of Italy. The DNA sequence conducted into 1,148 different grape varieties by the University of Verona in Italy confirms that Ortrugo is a unique vine, indigenous to the Piacenza region. The Trebbia valley is best suited to Ortrugo as the chalky soil favors a well balanced structure and an intense yet elegant aroma. It was granted its own DOC Denominazione di Origine in 2011.
This slightly frizzante wine is light straw yellow in colour with green reflections. Delicate aromas of flowers with grassy nuances; and, on the palate it is dry with a pleasant bitter finish is a perfect aperitif and a good match for light courses.
Serve at 8 – 10°C