Castello di Cigognola Bianca 2019


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Here is an exciting and unique white wine made from red grapes – 100% Barbera! Yes you read that correctly!  This wine certainly is enigmatic, unexpected and very elegant.

The innovative approach of the winery to make a white wine from red grapes has resulted in a fresh wine but above all complex. It has all the structure you would expect from a red grape, texture, tannin with a balanced acidity and an exceptionally aromatic bouquet with an intense finish.

Soft pale yellow in colour, there are initial delicate but intense floral aromas. On the palate, it is balanced and enveloping with a spicy hint.  There are ripe apple flavours, with citrus notes. There is no residual sugar at all in this wine, so it is as dry as possible, although it doesn’t seem bone dry as the juicy fruit really comes through.

Pair with fresh cheese, sea food and in general all types of dishes based on fish.

Appellation: IGT bianco provincia di pavia

Cultivation system: guyot

Alcohol content: 12,5% vol.

Production: 6000 bottles


REGION: Lombardy
TYPE: White Wine
WINERY: Castello di Cigognola s.a.r.l.
GRAPE: Barbera 100%
SHELF LIFE: 10 Years
VINIFICATION: The 100% Barbera red grapes are harvested at the beginning of September. They undergo a soft pressing and static draining. The must is fermented in steel vats at a low temperature. Lees aged in stainless steel tanks for about 4 months and after in bottles for another 2 months.

Castello di Cignola is a producer in Oltrepo Pavese, which is in northern Italy near Piedmont and Emilia Romagna. They have about 30 hectares of vines, covering several different microclimates on steep sided hills, surrounding their 12th century castle. They specialise in the red Barbera grape, making different styles of this wine.

Castello di Cigognola is an estate owned by the Moratti family, It spreads over the hills of Oltrepo’ Pavese,in the area once called “Vecchio Piemonte”. The wines originated from this region, a territory which has a strong identity but a difficult nature.

Through culture , courage , freedom and ethics the Moratti family produces wines which express the best of the region and also reflect it’s soul.

The Moratti are an Italian family of oil barons who have stood out in social circles for years, distinguished by their sensitivity, culture, ethics, soul, courage and freedom.

Castello Di Cigognola is now managed by Letizia and Gianmarco Moratti’s son Gabriele (“Bebe”) Moratti.

He operates this alongside his other businesses in Fashion, Design and Film.

The Castello Di Cigognola estate has been in his family since the 15th century.

Gabriele’s exciting and well established fashion brand is “Redemption “ and for his winery, his dream is

Tasting the “terroir” through freedom

and a mission statement of….

Producing wines thanks to the freedom, courage and ethics of
a family that wants to enhance and to narrate, in Italy and worldwide, a unique regional identity.

The family believes in sustainability in their winemaking and biodiversity in the vineyard with a total respect of the environment.

LUCA MARONI – 92 Points
The Italian Wine Competition Civilta del Bere 2020 – Bronze

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