Oltrepò Pavese Wine


Oltrepo Pavese, which means “Pavia across the Po,” is a region in Lombardy, in northern Italy. Its proximity along the Po river and the city of Milan has made its wines prime products for trade, with production dating back to ancient times. It is considered the most traditional in terms of production and styles in all of Lombardy, having been ruled for centuries by the French house of Savoy. 
The vineyards lie between the provinces of Alessandria, Genoa and Piacenza, with the Apennines as a backdrop. The cool climate region makes it the perfect location for growing Pinot Nero (Noir), which is produced plentifully in rosso, rosato and sparkling wines. This varietal, along with Barbera, Croatina and Uva Rara (Bonarda) are used to produce blends including Sangue di Guida (“Judas’ Blood”). This is an off dry, lightly sparkling wine reputed to be an aphrodisiac, which naturally provoked the local clergy to refer to it as “naughty wine.” (You Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Oltrepò Pavese View all

  • Bonarda

    History of the grape: Bonarda is a confusing grape to describe because, depending on where it was made, one person’s ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Pinot Nero

    Pinot Noir synonym, especially in Italy. See Pinot Noir.

Popular Wineries in Oltrepò Pavese View all

  • Conte Vistarino

    Covering 826 hectares, mostly in the district of Rocca de'Giorgi, the Giorgi di Vistarino estate ...

  • Le Fracce

    The wine-making tradition in the Oltrepò Pavese area dates back to the year 1000 B.C. and our res...

  • Azienda Agricola San Giorgio

    The ancient history linked to Podere San Giorgio is witnessed by a 1500 tower and a cellar of the...

  • Castello di Luzzano

    The Castello di Luzzano is situated in one of most beautiful spots of the area. It sits astride ...

  • Martilde

    Or else, who we are, where we come from and where we are going. First of all, it is the two of u...

  • Azienda Agricola Martilde

    First of all, it is the two of us who take care directly of Martilde and we were not born here or...

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Oltrepò Pavese on Snooth

  • Cantina di Casteggio Sangue di Guida 2013


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    Wine review by lexxus

  • Cantina di Casteggio Op Moscato 2009


    Best flavor and just the right sweetness Read More

    Wine review by sahrahmarcus

  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... 2003 Oltrepo Pavese Pinot Nero This Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) shows red berry fruit with spicy notes. The palate is dry and medium bodied, with subtle tannin.  E.L.  |  21 in stock  |  $9.99 Gaja 2005 Barbaresco 1.5 L  |  11 in stock  |  $199.99 Galardi 2000 Campa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Vercesi del Castellazzo Gugiarolo Pinot Nero Bianco 2012


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    Wine review by ceekaynj

  • F.lli Giorgi Op Sangue di Giuda Frizzante la Badalucca 2009


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    Wine review by gntop1

  • Bronis Sangue di Giuda 2013


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    Wine review by Debbyie

  • Bronis Sangue di Giuda 2013


    Very Smooth and sweet Read More

    Wine review by Debbyie

  • Luna di Luna Moscato Oltrepò Pavese 2010


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    Wine review by Laranicole

  • Contratto Millesimato Extra Brut 2009


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    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Scarani Luigi Oltrepo Pavese Barbera NV


    This Lombardy Barbera has a deep red hue and a mid-rim variation. Bold fruity notes of black currants and cherries with a slight hint of spice and low acidity. The time for this wine is now to 2015. Best served chilled to 56 degrees, double decanted and served with a good Italian sausage and meaty sauce over pasta. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • I have been reading up on this wine [Sangue di Giuda, Oltrepo] that friends of mine had but could not find anywhere locally to purchase, so they asked me, since I was born and raised there. I sould not find it either, but the articles state that this is a good wine, especially considering that it is under $12 [actually $11.99], but it looks like...

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  • I am in the Military and when I was in Germany I bought some wine and it was the best I have ever tasted. I saved the bottle for my retirement ceremony. I loved it more now than I did when I bought it in 2006. I toaseted with several other friends and they wanted more, but I only had the one bottle. I would like to know how I can get a coup...

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