The Producers

Travaglino

The Travaglino Estate in Calvignano is a place steeped in history. One of those environments where every step makes you relive ancient times, surrounded by vineyards and buildings that still look the same as then.

It all began in 1111, continuing until today in a succession of owners, each of whom determined to leave an imprint. 900 years of expansion, with difficult and glorious periods, which today see Travaglino as one of the most solid realities of the Oltrepò. 400 hectares of single-bodied land (equal to 55% of the municipal territory) of which 80 are vineyards with calcareous-clayey soil and a beautiful exposure to South / South-West.
Pinot Nero, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, together with Croatina and Barbera to turn into an enviable selection of DOC and DOCG.

The Comi family, owners since 1868, proudly represents the long history and tradition of these lands without fearing experimentation and innovation. This fifth generation, resolute and dialectic, produces sparkling white and red wines with a strong personality, leaving the Travaglino stamp, immediately recognizable.

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Wines

Campo dei Ciliegi

  • Grape variety: Barbera
  • Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese DOC
  • Color: Red
  • Type: Still
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: brown, clayey and calcareous, with sand and pebbles
  • Harvest: anual at the end of September / beginning of October
Vinification:

the destemmed and crushed grapes are left to ferment and macerate at a controlled temperature in steel tanks. The aging takes place in oak barrels for 6/8 months, and in bottles for a further 6 months at least. The wine is bottled in July.


Tasting note:

the usual complexity of Barbera of these lands is released in a full-body wine, softened and pleasantly spiced by the aging period in wood. The result is a round and easily appreciable Barbera compared to the traditional varietal profile.


Aging potential:

medium-high. The structure, enriched and amplified by aging in wood, allows it to be aged in the cellar for several years.

Campo della Fojada

  • Grape variety: Riesling Renano
  • Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese DOC
  • Color: White
  • Type: Still
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: calcareous / clayey with sandy marls
  • Harvest: mid-September, manual
Vinification:

white, with partial cold maceration followed by fermentation in steel at 16-18 ° C. The wine is then aged for 6 months in steel in contact with the lees. It is then bottled in April.


Tasting note:

this Riesling is the maximum expression of the calcareous / clayey soil. The nose diffuses delicate accords of young fruit and minerality, and then amazes in the mouth with a rich structure, a high but well integrated acidity and a savory and persistent finish.


Aging potential:

high. A wine that over time offers surprises and evolves from floral to fruity, then veers towards more distinctly hydrocarbon notes. Only 2,000 bottles per year are produced.

Cuvée 59

  • Grape variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese Champagne method DOCG
  • Color: White
  • Type: Spumante Brut
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: calcareous / clayey with sandy marls
  • Harvest: manual in mid-August
Vinification:

in white, with soft pressing and 45% of yield. The draft is made in the May following the harvest, with an assembly of Pinot Noir crus fermented in steel and Chardonnay fermented in barriques. Cuvèe 59 is then left to refine on the lees for more than 24 months.


Tasting note:

in the glass of a beautiful straw yellow color, this Classic Method is provided with a great taste-olfactory complexity. On the nose the notes of white peach and flowers match the bread crust. The mouth has a long persistence but maintaining softness and elegance, qualities that make it pleasant in every occasion.


Aging potential:

medium. To be enjoyed in youth as a refreshing aperitif or to be savored, after a few years of aging, during the meal, accompanied by seafood and raw fish.

Dorato - Sparkling Moscato

  • Grape variety: Moscato
  • Appellation: Pavia IGT
  • Color: White
  • Type: Sweet and Sparkling
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: calcareous / clayey with sandy marls
  • Harvest: mid-September, manual
Vinification:

a soft pressing of the grapes is followed by the immediate separation of the must from the lees. The must is then stored in stainless steel tanks at 0 ° C until it foams, where a slow fermentation takes place. It is bottled at 5.5% vol. in December.


Tasting note:

the name comes from the look of this golden yellow Moscato, with fine greenish reflections. The fruity nose gives delicate hints of sage and limoncello. On the palate it is fresh but sweet, a "joyful" dessert wine reminiscent of white peach.


Aging potential:

low. A wine that requires to be drunk in youth in order to better appreciate the fresh fruit notes.

Gran Cuvée

  • Grape variety: Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese Brut DOCG
  • Color: White
  • Type: Spumante Brut
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: calcareous / clayey with sandy marls
  • Harvest: manual in mid-August
Vinification:

white, with soft pressing and 45% of yield. Fermentation takes place at 18 ° C in steel tanks. The draft occurs in May, by assembling the best base wines with a part of reserve wines to confer complexity and persistence. Blanc de Noir is aged on yeasts for 48 months.


Tasting note:

a harmonious, complex and fragrant wine. The straw color, the scents of bread crust, dried apple and almond and the fine and persistent perlage make it a fresh and savory wine, perfect for any meal.


Aging potential:

high. Wine with a long and complex evolution towards dry fruit and ash.

Lunano

  • Grape variety: Chardonnay, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Appellation: Pavia IGT
  • Color: White
  • Type: Still
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: clayey / loamy with sandy marl
  • Harvest: mid-September, manual
Vinification:

white, with partial cold maceration followed by a fermentation in steel at 16-18 ° C. The wine then spends 6 months on the lees in a steel tank, and is bottled in March.


Tasting note:

this blend of wines has been designed to enhance and harmonize the characteristics of the individual grapes that compose it. It has an antique gold color, with a fine, fruity and floral nose. On the palate it is persistent and balanced, with great complexity. Minerality contributes to the pleasantness.


Aging potential:

average. The complexity and persistence allow a short maturation in the bottle.

Montecérésino

  • Grape variety: Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese Brut DOCG
  • Color: Rosè
  • Type: Cruasé Spumante Brut Traditional Method
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: calcareous / clayey with sandy marls
  • Harvest: manual in mid-August
Vinification:

the short cold maceration and the soft pressing with a yield of 45% are followed by a fermentation in steel at 18 ° C. The draft takes place in May, with an assembly of the best base wines. This Rosè Champagne Method spends a minimum of 24 months refining on the lees in the bottle.


Tasting note:

a splendid natural pink color announces hints of small berries including currants and wild strawberries, on a base of ripe cherry that recalls the original grape. In the mouth it has good harmony, a strong acidity followed by an aftertaste of bitter almond. The elevated structure makes it a great wine for dining.


Aging potential:

medium-high. A wine that represents the high potential of Cruasé of Oltrepò Pavese.

Moranda - Sparkling Bonarda

  • Grape variety: Croatina
  • Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese DOC
  • Color: Red
  • Type: Sparkling
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: brown, clayey and calcareous, with sand and pebbles
  • Harvest: manual, at the end of September/early October
Vinification:

destemming and crushing are followed by a thermoregulated fermentation with maceration in steel tanks. The wine undergoes a refermentation of the residual sugars, and then ages in steel for 4 months on the lees. The bottling usually takes place in the February following the harvest.


Tasting note:

lively wine with an intense red color, with a creamy and evanescent foam tending to purple. The bouquet is fruity, with hints of wild berries, while in the mouth it is a full wine, with a rich structure and a fresh and dry finish.


Aging potential:

low. When young it is very drinkable, but it tends to lose freshness with the years.

Pajss

  • Grape variety: Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese DOC
  • Color: White
  • Type: Sparkling
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: brown, clayey and calcareous, with sand and pebbles
  • Harvest: mid-September, manual
Vinification:

in white, with soft pressing of the grapes and thermoregulated fermentation at 18 ° C in steel tanks. The wine matures for 4 months in steel with the lees, then it gets bottled in the February following the harvest.


Tasting note:

this Pinot Noir vinified in white undergoes a slight refermentation to obtain a delicate effervescence that accentuates its drinkability and enhances its aromaticity. It is a young wine with a light straw color and a subtle scent with hints of elderberry and almond flowers. On the palate it is mineral, soft and harmonious.


Aging potential:

low. Perfect as an aperitif wine and by the glass thanks to the extreme, refreshing pleasantness.

Pernero

  • Grape variety: Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese DOC
  • Color: Red
  • Type: Still
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: brown, clayey and calcareous, with sand and pebbles
  • Harvest: manual, at the end of August/early September
Vinification:

destemming and crushing are followed by a temperature-controlled fermentation at 22-24 ° C with maceration in steel tanks. After an aging of 6 months on the lees, the wine is bottled in the March following the harvest.


Tasting note:

a young Pinot Noir, with a ruby red color, typical of the vine, but more intense. On the nose a strong and decidedly fruity scent reminds us of wild berries among which the wild strawberry stands out, while the mouth is filled with an embrace of softness and harmony.


Aging potential:

medium-low. Wine to be appreciated as soon as possible, even slightly cold.

Poggio della Buttinera - Reserve

  • Grape variety: Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese DOC
  • Color: Red
  • Type: Still
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: brown, clayey and calcareous, with sand and pebbles
  • Harvest: manual, at the end of August/early September
Vinification:

de-stemming and soft pressing are followed by a thermoregulated fermentation at 22-24 ° C with maceration in steel tanks. It follows an aging of one year in French oak tonneaux, and a further year in the bottle.


Tasting note:

this wine with a brilliant garnet red color, amazes with a delicate fruity bouquet and a sweet nose of ripe fruit, harmoniously spiced by aging in oak and bottle. In the mouth it is full and sapid, slightly tannic but definitely balanced, with a good structure.


Aging potential:

high. A wine that gives amazement over time.

Ramato

  • Grape variety: Pinot Grigio
  • Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese DOC
  • Color: Rosè
  • Type: Still
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: calcareous / clayey with sandy marls
  • Harvest: early September, manual
Vinification:

in white, with a short maceration with the skins followed by a thermoregulated fermentation at 18 ° C in steel tanks. The wine is left to refine 5 months on the lees, then bottled in March.


Tasting note:

the coppery color, from which it takes its name, derives from the short maceration on the skins that enhances the aroma of black cherry and raspberry. This wine best represents the Pinot Grigio of the past, which was characterized by the slightly pinkish color - originally not considered a defect. Cryomaceration also develops the structure and complexity. On the palate it is a wine with a good persistence, a pleasant drink.


Aging potential:

low. Wine that requires to be drunk immediately, in order to enjoy the strong secondary aromas.

Vincenzo Comi - Founder's Reserve

  • Grape variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Oltrepò Pavese Millesimato Brut DOCG
  • Color: White
  • Type: Spumante Brut
  • Country / Region: Italy/Lombardia
  • Soil: calcareous / clayey with sandy marls
  • Harvest: end of August, manual
Vinification:

in white, with a soft pressing and a yield of 45%. The fermentation takes place at 18 ° C in steel tanks, followed by the draft in May with the assembly of the base wines of the best vintages. The wine then ages for at least 60 months in the bottle.


Tasting note:

manual remuage enhances the craftsmanship of a unique product, which retains an extraordinary ability to evolve over time. With its deep straw-yellow color, this precious Spumante amazes with a rich scent, with hints of bread crust and ripe fruit. In the mouth the fine and persistent perlage makes it a highly drinkable wine.


Aging potential:

high. It is the Spumante of great occasions, to wait for over time.