September marks the end of the grape harvest and also the end of the tastings in the quality wine guides: over 1500 labels coordinated by Pavia and the District competed in the Sparkle, Gambero Rosso, Vinibuoni d'Italia, Luca Maroni and Vinum selections. Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese together with the District, competed in the selections of Sparkle, Gambero Rosso, Vinibuoni d'Italia, Luca Maroni, Vinum, while in recent weeks it was the turn of Falstaff. The tasting, the last of the 2021 series, took place in Oltrepò Pavese, in Torrazza Coste, at the headquarters of Consorzio.
Falstaff, a prestigious Austrian food and wine publication with a wide circulation in Austria, South Tyrol and Tyrol, met theOltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico Docg and it did so in the most appropriate place: in Oltrepò. In the tasting room of the Consorzio headquarters, on the Riccagioia estate, the following were tested bubbles of Pinot neroin white and rosé, all strictly Docg. Simon Staffler with Rosa Besler examined 35 labels.
Generally speaking, there was an average increase in the quality of the products tasted, as the two great experts, who had to "work" hard in the selection, stressed. - commented the director of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese Charles Veronese – This is a very interesting consideration that projects the Pinot nero d'Oltrepò Pavese DOCG to a higher level, making the quality leap (in points above 90) that our excellence deserves..