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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 sparks". The former in the DOC area Oltrepò Pavese included wine was classified in 2010 as an independent area. The subzone within the Oltrepò Pavese area covers 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 logo CNRS logo INIST 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 barrique for 12 months and in bottle for 6 months and is then bottled and marketed in special heavy bottles with sailing vessel relief.

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