End of January 1943: the Russian campaign ended in disaster for the Italian army. Thousands of worn-out soldiers waited to be repatriated. Luigi Calatroni
was one of them, but he was in a hurry: he had to return to his hometown as soon as possible to sign a new metayage contract, like three generations of the Calatroni family did before him. Armed now with just his own brave determination, he travelled all across Europe, from Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) to Montecalvo Versiggia, covering distances by foot or on carts or jumping as a stowaway on trains.
We want to dedicate this Bonarda to Luigi, whose nickname was Vigiö. It is produced from Croatina grapes only, grown with the same perseverance that helped Luigi in getting what he wanted. Macerated for 7 days on the skins, refermented in a natural way, it offers a good body with well-balanced tannins, a rich nose and an austere character.
It pairs perfectly with traditional Italian regional food, salumi, stuffed pasta or boiled meats. Try it at about 14 °C to enjoy its pleasant bubbles at their best.
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