Oltrepò Pavese

Andrea Picchioni

Rosso d'Asia Oltrepò Pavese Red Blend 2013

Damn. DAMN. Full-bodied, great structure and balance, multi-layered, mouth-coating, silky texture, polished tanins. These are the descriptors that sprung to mind while enjoying this wine. Generous dark fruit, spice, leather, and a bit of chocolate. Made from very obscure grapes. How could I not give this a perfect 10? 90% Croatina, 10% Uhgetta. 7/27/22. — 8 months ago

Andrea Picchioni

Fior del Vento Sangue Di Giuda Dell' Oltrepò Pavese Croatina Blend 2015

We switched tables with a party and in their gratitude this showed up—fun times at Tabula Rasa! I really dug this as a nice finishing wine for the night—low alcohol, bubbly, acidic and sweet and (if I’d been paying) not too expensive as I found out in research. I’ll be back for more. — 5 years ago

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Dan White

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Croatian wines are fun and delish!
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@Dan White i think this is an Italian wine? Croatina is one of the grapes—-Italy making their wines confusing as always;) happy new year!!🥂

Ca' Montebello

Sangue Di Giuda Oltrepò Pavese D.O.C. Sweet Frizzante Red Blend

Sweet, refreshing and fun to drink on a porch with friends. Would recommend year round as a fun treat. — 5 years ago

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Ermes Pavese

Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle Prié Blanc 2020

Delectable Wine

Exploring the bouquet of the 2020 Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle is like standing beneath a waterfall, taking in all the moist air, wet stone and flora that surrounds you. It’s soft-textured and round, pleasing to the palate with ripe orchard fruits and a subtle savory-saltiness that balances. This varietal Prié Blanc tapers off fresh, leaving a cheek-puckering twang of citrus tension. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022)
— a month ago

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Azienda Agricola Barbacarlo di Lino Maga

Barbacarlo Provincia di Pavia IGT 2011

Many have said to be weary of bottle variation, but this was incredible last night. Tasted with the importer here in Australia - Michael at Quelvino. Previously Coravin-ed bottle, so maybe why it didn't have the spritz everyone talks about.

So inky and meaty. The palate screams sour cherries with an array of spices and herbs. There's a richness imparted by some RS too, I feel. What stumped me the most was the finish - started of big and tannic, then evovles into this subtle drive that goes on and on. I'm guessing this is still too young, with such heavy fruit. Can't wait to try more of this.

Note: The cuvee came with analysis values, which showed good TA and pH for a red. Alcohol was in the low 13's and it was surprisingly dry (0.8 g/l if I recall) - could be fruit sweetness that I was tasting. The spritz mentioned is a common feature of the wines because they finish fermentation in bottle. The grapes used are mainly Croatina, Uva Rara, and Vespolina (also known as Oltrepò ughetta). Italy's OG natty winemaker, making wines from a single cru (monopole?).
— 5 years ago

Tenuta San Zeno

Vivace Oltrepò Pavese Bonarda

Strong and fizzy! Good full body. — 6 years ago


Nature Metodo Classico Pinot Nero 1593

Dry and round seems to be the tone. — a year ago

Azienda Agricola Giulio Fiamberti

Vigna Sacca Del Prete Croatina Blend 2007

A rogue find that did not disappoint; a little bite at the end. I’d love to get my hands on more. — 3 years ago

Andrea Picchioni

Bricco Riva Bianca Buttafuoco Oltrepò Pavese

Dark fruit, spicy with some tannin. Delicious. — 5 years ago

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Azienda Agricola Barbacarlo di Lino Maga

Vigna Barbacarlo Oltrepo Pavese Red Blend

Almost unbelievably still too young, but killer none the less... Open and leave/decant for ages, it really takes its sweet time to reveal itself. — 6 years ago

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