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Valtellina Sassella Grisone Riserva

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Valtellina Sassella Grisone Riserva

This Grisone from Valtellina, which is produced from Nebbiolo harvested only in the best vintage years, boasts all the great characteristics that one would expect in a Riserva version. It has a defining character that wakens the palate with a swath of berry and herbaceous flavors, not to mention the presence of tar, tobacco and vanilla.

Appellation: Valtellina Superiore DOCG Sassella

Type: red, dry wine

Varietal : 100% Nebbiolo

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: garnet. Bouquet: thin, ethereal, with hints of vanilla, leather and tobacco. Palate: dry, tannic, velvety. Food pairing: perfect with red meat, braised meat, game and cheeses.

Vinyard Notes:
Production area: Castione Andevenno, Sondrio, Valtellina Soil: sandy limestone  

Winemaking Notes:
Vinification: after careful harvesting by hand in 8lb-crates, fermentation takes place in small stainless steel containers. Aging: in 20hl French oak botti for 28 months with an additional six months in the bottle before release.