The Croatina grape from Bonarda dell’ Oltrepo Pavese Vigio Calatroni is grown in the Rinetti vineyard on clay soil. The harvest is manual and the vinification is traditional with short maceration at low temperature. Bonarda dell’Oltrepò Pavese “Vigiö” DOC Calatroni ages in steel then refines in bottle for at least three months before being put on the market.
Calatroni wine was founded in 1964, when Luigi Calatroni, driven by the end of his sharecropping contract, decided to buy the vineyard of his former employer. In the following years the company grew and developed under the guidance of Fausto and Marisa Calatroni: having arrived at the third generation of winemakers, the company today combines the experience of tradition with the modern enological and agronomic techniques that the young brothers Cristian ( 37 years) and Stefano (32 years) have brought with professionalism and passion. The continuous technical improvements and the qualitative progresses have allowed the full valorization of the grapes of the vineyards of property, sites in the commune of Montecalvo Versiggia to an altitude comprised between 180 and 320 m.s.m.m., in an area particularly suited for the cultivation of the pinot noir The Oltrepò Pavese, with its 4100 hectares, is the third area planted with vines in the world for the production of pinot noir. Montecalvo Versiggia stands out in the territory as the first town in the Oltrepò area for the production of this vine: no less than 2/3 of its vineyard area is dedicated to the production of pinot noir. The Calatroni company interprets all the facets of the vine, producing Metodo Classico from pure pinot noir in white and pink, also in versions long refined on yeasts