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Valtellina Sassella Sforzato

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Valtellina Sassella Sforzato

Deep and well-balanced, this Sforzato from Valtellina is a mountain-produced dry passito made from Nebbiolo. It has a round palate and is bursting with ripe currant and dark mature fruit. Very balanced and terrific finish.

Appellation: Valtellina Superiore DOCG Sassella

Type: red, dry passito wine

Varietal : 100% Nebbiolo

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Dark ruby red. Bouquet: Full, ethereal, with hints of leather and tobacco. Palate: Dry, slightly tannic, velvety. Food pairing: by itself and/or served with wild game, grilled meat, stews, mature cheeses or even with your favorite dark chocolate.

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

Winemaking Notes:
Vinification: after careful harvesting by hand in 7lb.-crates, selecting the grape clusters that are sparse and completely, they are dried in a special larder for three months. Frequent inspections follow throughout the period to ensure proper drying. After they are de-stememd and caused to ferment in small stainless steel containers. Aging: in 20hl French oak botti for 18 months with an additional six months in the bottle before release.