It's a blend of Merlot
(90%) and Schioppettino (10%) and was bottled for the first time in 1993.
Va Pensiero combines traditional
processing and a character of a wine created with attention to detail. The
selection of the grapes, the different times of grape-harvesting, the
vinification in barrels and barriques, the time of settling and the finishing
in the bottle, make this wine a red of true pedigree.
Its colour is deep red
with nuances of violet. The fragrance, full and intense, reminds one of
wildberry, plum and dark chocolate and these aromas are replicated on the
palette which is smooth and vinous.
Harvest: by hand at
optimum maturity for each variety
Vinification: 15-20 days at 25°C.
fermentation takes place after the varieties are blended in French oak.
Finishing: in barriques and
tonneaux for 15-18 months
Once bottled the wine rests for about 6 months before being released.
perfect with red meat and wild fowl, excellent with local salami, gnocchi and
tagliatelle with hare sauce, grilled pork and beef, roast chicken, rabbit and
The right temperature to
really appreciate this wine is 17°-18°C, in large glasses after decanting to
allow the wine to open up.
Ageing Potential: this wine evolves over 12 years.