Aromas of ripe red cherry lead to a vibrant palate of sweet plum fruit and pure black cherry notes balanced by fresh acidity, youthful tannins and notes of black pepper. Better known as an Argentinian grape variety, Bonarda is known as Croatina in the Oltrepo Pavese region in northern Italy. 14%
Castel del Lupo, in the heart of Oltrepo Pavese, dates back centuries - and includes the eighteenth century Palazzo Pegazzera. In 1974 three entrepreneurs took over this historic estate and began a regeneration process. They have purchased more vineyards (to cover 100ha at around 300m altitude), planted new vines and built a new cellar. The vineyards are now certified organic.