The boy who cleans a fruit, by the famous painter Caravaggio, makes a fine show of himself on the label of Cantina Romagnoli‘s Red Wine Emilia IGT “Caravaggio”, recalling a conviviality that has always linked wine to our tables. We therefore expect a generous, opulent glass, which fills the palate as much as the painting fills our eyes with its colors and shapes.
The vintage is 2018 and the wine is composed of Croatina, Barbera and Merlot vinified separately and combined, only in the last step, in steel tanks to complete the assembly.
The terroir is a mixture of clay with ferrous deposits which give a good minerality.
A 20% of overripe Croatina in the plant thus concentrating the sugars that will develop a greater structure. A 6-day maceration with several pumpovers gives a strong ruby red color and preserves the variatal characteristics of the individual vineyards separately vinified.
An aging in barrique for 12 months, whose only part overripe with new wood, guarantees a good cleaning of the primary hints without being too overwhelmed by the tertiary ones.
In fact, mineral and fruity notes stand out on the nose based on cherry, morello cherry and raspberry with slight nuances of dried dog rose, coffee and licorice.
It is a full-bodied wine, savory with a well-integrated tannin that envelops the palate with every sip, accompanying a long persistence with clear spicy and licorice hints.
The ideal combination is with traditional Piacenza recipes, such as stews, or succulent main courses of meat capable of enhancing the persistent notes of the wine.
Not falling within any specification, it is bottled as a Rosso Emilia I.G.T. although the painting on the label describes it better than all the strips in the Piacenza area.