Oltrepò Pavese Wine

 

Oltrepo Pavese, which means “Pavia across the Po,” is a region in Lombardy, in northern Italy. Its proximity along the Po river and the city of Milan has made its wines prime products for trade, with production dating back to ancient times. It is considered the most traditional in terms of production and styles in all of Lombardy, having been ruled for centuries by the French house of Savoy. 
 
The vineyards lie between the provinces of Alessandria, Genoa and Piacenza, with the Apennines as a backdrop. The cool climate region makes it the perfect location for growing Pinot Nero (Noir), which is produced plentifully in rosso, rosato and sparkling wines. This varietal, along with Barbera, Croatina and Uva Rara (Bonarda) are used to produce blends including Sangue di Guida (“Judas’ Blood”). This is an off dry, lightly sparkling wine reputed to be an aphrodisiac, which naturally provoked the local clergy to refer to it as “naughty wine.” (You Read more »

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  • Pinot Nero

    Pinot Noir synonym, especially in Italy. See Pinot Noir.

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Bonarda

    History of the grape: Bonarda is a confusing grape to describe because, depending on where it was made, one person’s ...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Oltrepò Pavese View all

  • Martilde

    Or else, who we are, where we come from and where we are going. First of all, it is the two of u...

  • Mazzolino

    It’s taken twenty-five harvests and lots of passion for a dream to come true: to produce a great...

  • Azienda Agricola Martilde

    First of all, it is the two of us who take care directly of Martilde and we were not born here or...

  • Le Fracce

    The wine-making tradition in the Oltrepò Pavese area dates back to the year 1000 B.C. and our res...

  • Conte Vistarino

    Covering 826 hectares, mostly in the district of Rocca de'Giorgi, the Giorgi di Vistarino estate ...

  • Azienda Agricola San Giorgio

    The ancient history linked to Podere San Giorgio is witnessed by a 1500 tower and a cellar of the...

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  • Giorgi Monteroso Pinot Nero Dell'Oltrepo Pavese 2013

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  • I had pasta for supper the other evening so I decided to open the last bottle ... Amabile NV from the DOC of Oltrepo Pavese. However the back label did display the word 'frizzante' [in small print] which I am now guessing to be the Italian word for fizzy? It was very dry and there was only a little fruit  I must admit I bought it because I had... Read More

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  • Villa Maggi Bonarda Amabile NV

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    I bought this bottle of wne from a shop close to the hotel I stayed at when I ... I ... It is from the DOC of Oltrepo Pavese which was created n 2010 for wines made in an area south of the river Po in the province of Pavia. My bottle is made from the bonardo grape,a grape common in north and central Italy and sometimes called croatina as it i... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Diesis Monteguzzo Oltrepo Pavese DOCG Metodo Classico Pinot Nero NV

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  • La Torre Pinot Nero Oltrepo Pavese Frizzante NV

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  • La Torre Sangue di Giuda Dell'Oltrepo Pavese Frizzante 2015

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  • Giorgi Vigna Casa del Corno Barbera Croatina Uva Rara Vespolina Buttafuoco Dell'Oltrepo Pavese 2008

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  • Ca' Montebello di Scarani Luigi Sangue di Giuda 2013

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  • Cantina di Casteggio Sangue di Guida 2013

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  • Cantina di Casteggio Sangue di Guida 2013

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    Wine review by lexxus


  • I have been reading up on this wine [Sangue di Giuda, Oltrepo] that friends of mine had but could not find anywhere locally to purchase, so they asked me, since I was born and raised there. I sould not find it either, but the articles state that this is a good wine, especially considering that it is under $12 [actually $11.99], but it looks like...

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  • I am in the Military and when I was in Germany I bought some wine and it was the best I have ever tasted. I saved the bottle for my retirement ceremony. I loved it more now than I did when I bought it in 2006. I toaseted with several other friends and they wanted more, but I only had the one bottle. I would like to know how I can get a coup...

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