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Buttafuoco dell'Oltrepò Pavese

DOC area (also Buttafuoco) for red wine in the Italian region Lombardy, The name part "Buttafuoco" means "fire spark". The one previously in the DOC area Oltrepò Pavese Wine included was classified as a separate area in 2010. The subzone within the Oltrepò Pavese area comprises the hilly areas south of Via Emilia in the municipalities of Broni, Canneto Pavese, Castana, Cigognola, Montescano, Pietra de 'Giorgi and Stradella in the province of Pavia.

The wine is made from the varieties Barbera (25-65%), Croatina (25-65%), as well Uva Rara and / or Ughetta = Vespolina (max. 45%) pressed. In addition to the Tranquillo (still wine) there is also one Frizzante, A specialty is the "Buttafioco Storico" (historical Buttafuoco) with stricter guidelines of the "Club del Buttafuoco Storico" with 15 member companies. It must consist of at least 50% Croatina and 25% Barbera, matures in barrels for 12 months and in bottle for 6 months, and is then bottled and marketed in special heavy bottles with sailing ship relief.

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