A soft and respectful wine
      • Extension: 0.6 hectares
      • Altitude: 290 m a.s.l.
      • Exposure: South
      • Soil: Sandy-calcareous
      • Grapes: 50% Croatina, 40% Barbera, 10% Uva Rara
      • Planting year: 2010
      • Training system: Espalier – Guyot
      • Plant density: 4500 plants per hectare
      • Yield: 65-70 quintals / hectare
      • Harvest: Manual, selection of the grapes at harvest.
      • Vinification: Destemming, delicate pressing, maceration with the skins in concrete tanks at a controlled temperature for 10-12 days, with daily pumping over, then it is drawn off and the alcoholic fermentation ends, generally in this phase also the malolactic fermentation takes place. Subsequently, two decantings are carried out and the wine is placed in concrete barrels where it remains to refine for 9 months. After being decanted, the wine is bottled without filtration.
      • Color: Intense ruby red with soft purple notes.
      • Aroma: Full and intriguing, wild berries, cherries and wild strawberries prevail.
      • Taste: Fruity and juicy, balanced and harmonious with a good tannic texture. Persistent and with a pleasant aftertaste. The exposure of the vine allows the ideal ripening of the tannins.
      • Serving temperature: 16 ° -18 ° C. It is pleasant to appreciate its initial freshness and experience the evolution of aromas as the wine heats up in the glass.
      • Pairings: To be matched strictly with vegetables.
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Zerbosco decided to create a vegan line in 2019 with the idea of producing a wine without the usage of animal protein. During clarification, vegetable proteins coming from pea and potato are used. An important focus has been made on the packaging which is entirely created without the usage of animal protein as well. From the ink on the label, the glass of the bottle up to shellac that seals the top; a very impactful choice.
L’Arca, the name, it’s a gift to all animals and to the structure that rescued them in ancient time from the Great Flood. It’s an invitation to respect all forms of lives and to protect their safety.
Croatina, an ancient native vine of northern Italy, very widespread in Oltrepò Pavese, particularly rustic and resistant, planted on steep hills facing south, characterizes wines with a marked structure and intense color.
It is among the varieties with the highest content of polyphenols in the skin, which determine its intense red color. Hints of red fruit, cherry and morello cherry characterize the aromas of the wine. Barbera brings acidity and a finer tannin guaranteeing balance and longevity to this wine.

A variety that requires long pruning and a high number of buds to maintain a good ratio between leaf surface and number of bunches. Uva Rara so called for its loose cluster gives harmony to this typical blend. L’Arca has obtained the VEGANOK certification, the most widespread ethical standard.

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Weight 2,5 kg

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