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Croatina Provincia di Pavia IGT “Il Gigante”
|AZIENDA AGRICOLA MARTILDE|
“We turned our lives upside down to come to Oltrepò to cultivate the vineyard. We would do it again a thousand times.”
Raimondo and Antonella
DENOMINATION: IGT Province of Pavia Croatina
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Croatina
AREA OF PRODUCTION: Oltrepò Pavese
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
SIZE: 75 cl
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-20°C
TYPE OF WINE: Slightly sweet red
AGING: in steel
PAIRINGS: dry cookies, chocolate, chocolate desserts
Sbrisolona cake with dark Chocolate
End-of-meal or after-dinner chats
WE CHOSE IT BECAUSE
It is made from the best “cru” soil in Martilde
“Il Gigante,” named by Antonella and Raimondo after one of their enormous dogs, is made from grapes from their best plot of land, called Zuccarello. This vineyard is located right on the hillside and is therefore exposed to the sun all day long.
This wine was born by chance in 2011, when the grapes from the highest plot of land in the Zuccarello cru, once brought to the winery revealed an astounding sugar content, due to the hot year that had just passed. Thus was born an exceptional wine, with great structure because of the Croatina harvested at its peak, but at the same time naturally sweet, which makes no passages in wood but only in steel.
Its color is a very intense, almost impenetrable ruby red.
The nose is clean and characterized by red fruits, typical of Croatina.
In the mouth the tannins are rounded by the high residual sugar.
At the table “Il Gigante,” despite its high alcohol content, is not cloying, and can be treated like a Port: in fact, it adapts beautifully to be paired with dry cookies and chocolate. You can also enjoy it on its own after meals or to end a tiring day in the best possible way.
INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away!
It is clear that wine is not harmful to our bodies, as a substance given to us by nature in the form of fruit from which man over the centuries has managed to obtain this heavenly beverage. We can guarantee that our winemakers work by following ancient methods, supported by the aid of contemporary technologies: this is why we feel confident in saying that Italian wine, the real one, is a panacea for body and mind.
The presence of polyphenols in wine (to a lesser extent in white wines and in large quantities in reds, especially when aged) provides constant protection against cellular oxidation, the main culprit of aging and cellular deterioration.
Perhaps even more obvious and important, however, are the psychological benefits that a good glass of Italian wine can give you: the lightheartedness it gives to an evening with friends, the romance it helps to create in a couple’s dinner, the passion it is able to unleash in anyone lucky enough to taste its essences.
We receive your order, prepare it and ship it in 24/36 hours.
We are aware that excellent products need excellent packaging and at the same time we cannot risk damaging in any way the precious Italian culinary jewels: for this reason our warehouse is equipped with temperature and lighting ideal for food preservation and the most delicate ones (cheeses, cold cuts and craft beers) are stored inside cold rooms. During shipping, on the other hand, each product is protected with the packaging most appropriate to its characteristics.
Cheeses and cured meats, which despite being aged require special care, travel accompanied by a special slow-release gel ice inside isothermal bags: in this way freshness is preserved until the goods arrive at your home.
For our craft beers, which are unpasteurized and therefore more sensitive to high temperatures than normal, we use special isothermal bubble wrap, which can ensure that the accumulated cold is maintained for the shipping time while protecting the bottles from shocks.
To secure the precious bottles of Italian wine, we have equipped ourselves with special inflatable bags, designed solely for the purpose of immobilizing and protecting this product inside the box.
For jars containing a thousand Italian goodnesses, we use special protective bubble wrap liners.
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