Nera Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva

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Nera Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva

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

Features and curiosity
We take particular care of our House Reserve Wines, beginning with the growing of the wines and the choice of the best vintages and ending with the wine making and ageing. The grape is exclusively Nebbiolo; cultivation techniques, particularly pruning and maturing, must not allow more than 60 q/ha grape production. The harvest is delayed to the end of october or the beginning of november, to allow a partial wilthering of the grapes on the plants (late harvest). According to the disciplinary measures for "Valtellina Superiore D.O.C.G." production a wine can be given the qualify of "Riserva" only after a refining of 36 months, 12 of them in oak barrels.

Productivity ~ 60 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 Grumello in the communes of Sondrio and Montagna in Valtellina at an altitude between 350 and 450 meters a.s.l. Sandy soil, water permeable, moderatly deep.

Vinification Fermentation "a cappello sommerso" (cover submersion method) for about 10 days at a controlled temperature.

Aging 18 months in oak barrels of 35hl, then stays in stainless steel tanks and refines in bottle for at least 8 months.

Organoleptic features Bright ruby red colour that becomes garnet with the ageing. Intense scent of wine with a taste of strawberry. Pleasantly tannic, sapid, elegant and persistent 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 )

Format and vintage 0,750 litre 2006

Total acidity ~ 5,6 g/l

Esctract ~ 28 g/l

Leaving sugars ~ 1 g/l

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