“Sophisticated Sparkling Wines Made from Pinot Noir”
POINTS OF INTEREST
• Ninety prevent of Tenuta il Bosco Estate is hillside property, which is drenched in abundant sun exposure, thus, producing optimally matured fruit.
• Tenuta il Bosco was originally a Benedictine monastery.
• The Estate was once the private vineyard for members of Milanese high society.
Name: The name Tenuta il Bosco can literally translated to mean “estate in the forest”.
Location: The estate is located within the Oltrepò Pavese DOCG zone of Lombardy in the Province of Pavia, which is approximately an hour from Milan. The estate has 375 acres dedicated to vineyards.
Elevation: 328 ft. – 655 ft. above sea level
Soil: topsoil is comprised of chalk and clay over a layer of marl
Climate: Mediterranean sublittoral, 39°F – 41°F in the winter and 86°F in the summer
Training System: Guyot or Spurred Cordon
Vine Density: 4,100 plants per hectare
Varietals: Malvasia, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Moscato, Pinot Noir, Barbera, Croatina
Tenuta il Bosco is located in Zenevredo, a small town in the Province of Pavia. The history of viticulture in Oltrepò Pavese dates back to the time of the barbarians, whose originals can be traced beyond the River Po. Over the centuries, claims to the lands have been disputed between some of history’s greatest powers: France, Spain, and Austria. Eventually the region fell under the reign of Maria Theresa of the House of Habsburg, who ceded the area to the crown of Sardinia. In 1987, the Zonin family acquired the estate. They have since taken great strides in revitalizing local varietals and developing elegant and crisp sparkling wines, which have earned Oltrepò Pavese numerous accolades.