Oltrepò Pavese

Oltrepò Pavese







about this subregion

The Oltrepò Pavese DOC of Tuscany produces a delightful range of wines, including Bianco, Rosato, and Rosso wines. The Bianco wine, a symbol of elegance, boasts a minimum composition of 60% Riesling and/or Welschriesling, also known as Riesling Italico. This delicate blend is complemented by a maximum of 40% Pinot Nero and other approved grape varieties. The result is a crisp and refreshing wine with floral aromas, citrus notes, and a balanced acidity, perfect for warm afternoons and light fare.

The Rosato wine, a delightful rosé, showcases the local terroir with a blend of 25-65% Barbera and 25-65% Croatina grapes. Additional character comes from a maximum of 40% Pinot Nero, Uva Rara, and/or Vespolina (locally known as Ughetta). Finally, up to 15% of other authorized grape varieties are skillfully woven into the blend. This Rosato wine exhibits a lively pink hue, exuding a bouquet of red berries, cherries, and a hint of spice. Its fresh and vibrant taste makes it a delightful companion to summertime meals and outdoor gatherings.

As for the Rosso wine, the Oltrepò Pavese DOC crafts an enticing blend of 25-65% Barbera and 25-65% Croatina, lending rich depth and complexity to the wine. The addition of a maximum of 40% Pinot Nero, Uva Rara, and/or Vespolina, along with up to 15% other authorized grape varieties, adds nuances of dark fruits, earthy undertones, and a touch of herbal elegance. This well-structured and harmonious red wine pairs exceptionally well with hearty dishes, making it a true expression of the region's winemaking tradition and passion. The Oltrepò Pavese DOC's Bianco, Rosato, and Rosso wines collectively embody the spirit of Tuscany, providing wine enthusiasts with an enticing journey through the region's diverse and captivating flavors.


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Discover Terroir

The production area of the Oltrepo Pavese DOC is located in the Lombardy wine region, and includes the mountainous wine belt of the "Oltrepò Pavese", covering 42 municipalities in the province of Pavia.

The hills do not exceed 300/400 meters of altitude, and vineyards are located mainly between 100 and 300 m of altitude. The region has a dry climate in winter and windy in summer.

The most suitable areas for sparkling bases and white wines are located between the municipalities of Montecalvo Versiggia and Santa Maria della Versa and the southwestern area between the municipalities of Rocca Susella, Fortunago, up to Rocca de' Giorgi.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Croatina, Pinot Nero

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Cortese, Malvasia, Moscato, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling

Dry winters, with windy summers.