Sangue di Giuda dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC
Sangue di Giuda (Blood of Judas) is a semi-sparkling sweet red wine whose production is limited to a small area of the eastern part of Oltrepò Pavese. Its low-alcohol content and fruity character makes this wine a very pleasant, easy to drink one. The Sangue di Giuda is produced with three indigenous grapes, grown on clay and limestone soils: Croatina (40%), Barbera (40%) and Uva Rara (20%).
We are now converting to organic farming, but we have always been committed to a sustainable approach to vinegrowing, using a minimum of pesticides.
The name of this wine comes from a legend. Before hanging himself, Judas begged forgiveness to Jesus. Jesus resurrected him, but ordered him to travel all over the world doing good deeds. Endlessly wandering, Judas came to a land of winegrowers named Oltrepò Pavese. Local people recognized him and wanted to kill him, but Judas prayed Jesus to heal their vines from a terrible disease that had affected them. The vines were saved and the winegrowers decided to celebrate the miracle. So, a wine red as blood, sparkling as life and sweet as forgiveness was called Blood of Judas.
TRAINING SYSTEM Vertical trellis
PRUNING SYSTEM Guyot
VINEYARDS FACING North, north-east
VINES PER HECTARE 4000
YIELD PER HECTARE 10 tons
COLOUR Intense red with purple highlights. Lively purple bubbles
NOSE Delicate, alluring bouquet with strong red fruit and jammy fruit notes
PALATE Slightly fizzy with a touch of sweet, it’s extremely pleasant and easy to drink
PAIRINGS Classic pairing is with fruit or jam tarts, or tea biscuits, but it can be successfully tried also with salami, hot and spicy food or BBQ
SERVICE TEMPERATURE 12 °C