Cavern Valtellina Superiore Sassella La Priora


Cavern Valtellina Superiore Sassella La Priora


Grapes Produced only with Nebbiolo grapes, locally called "Chiavennasca", carefully selected from our hystoric vineyards.

Features and curiosity Who distinguish himself for excellence and dignity deserve to be always the first. Surely it's La Priora®, a delicate wine who's born from the grapes of the most noble of the 4 subzones of Valtellina Superiore D.O.C.G, the Sassella. Here the vineyards are terraced on the precious ground that the strenght of countrymen of Valtellina extracted from solid rock and stoney soil who gives the name Sassella. According to the disciplinary measures of production of "Valtellina Superiore" D.O.C.G. must have an ageing and fining of 24 months, 12 of them in oak barrels.

Productivity ~ 55 q/Ha with late harvest by the end of october

Yield in wine 70%

Vineyards Falling on the raetic side from east to west with south exposition to the sun in the production zones of Valtellina Superiore Sassella in the communes of Sondrio and Castione Andevenno at an altitude between 300 and 400 meters a.s.l. Sandy soil, water permeable, moderatly deep. Vineyards owned by our estate.

Vinification Fermentation "a cappello sommerso" (cover submersion method) for about 12 days at a controlled temperature.

Aging After first, important decanter, this wine is aged in small oak barrels for at least 18 months and subsequently in big oak barrels for a right period. Before selling it, there is a long ageing, at least 8 months, directly in bottle.

Organoleptic features Ruby red color that becomes garnet with the ageing. Fine and complex scent with a taste of violet. Mellow, velvety, sapid, persistent and elegant flavour.

Aging Stored in a suitable place it can be aged for more than 10 years.

Gastronomical matching: Red meats, roasts, stewed, old cheese.

Alcoholic content 13% vol.

Service temperature 18° C. (pouring in large glasses )

Total acidity ~ 5,6 g/l

Esctract ~ 28 g/l

Leavings sugars ~ 1 g/l

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