Each variety is harvested and vinified separately, allowing the grapes to reach perfect ripeness. Following de-stemming, the must is macerated with the skins allowing it to retain maximum fragrance. The must is kept at a low temperature until fermentation, at which point the two varieties are blended together. When the wine has reached an alcohol content of 8%, fermentation is interrupted by lowering temperature to approximately 32°F leaving a high level of natural residual
Region: Trentino and Lombardy
Vineyards in the Valdadige and Oltrepo area in the province of Pavia.
Highly versatile. A great aperitif and equally splendid with white meats, classic Italian dishes, and spicy foods. Enjoy well chilled.
As a fourth generation vintner and artist, I have both wine and paint running through my veins. In the studio I strive to express the gestalt of the wines on canvas and show the unique characteristics of the grapes grown in a particular vineyard. Since my husband David and I established Darcie Kent Vineyards in Livermore’s Crane Ridge foothills in 1996, we’ve focused on hand-crafting limited production, single vineyard wines using our own estate-grown fruit as well as grapes from several highly respected regional family vineyards. The end result is a line-up of outstanding wines that are vibrant, original and expressive – this is the inspiration for the artwork that adorns each bottle. Enjoy.