Nera Valtellina Superiore Sassella Alisio

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Nera Valtellina Superiore Sassella Alisio

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Grapes Produced only with Nebbiolo grapes, locally called "Chiavennasca", and with local hystoric grapes as Pignola and Rossola.

Features and curiosity Alisio®, greek God of Wine, is the name we gave to ou Valtellina Superiore D.O.C.G. Sassella, one of the pearl of our production called "Vini degli Dei®". As established by the "rules for the disciplinary production" of Valtellina Superiore it must mature for at least 24 months in barrels, 12 of them in oak barrels before putting it on the market.

Productivity ~ 70 q./Ha

Yeld 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.

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

Aging 12 months in oak barrels, then in stainless steel tanks and in concrete tanks.

Organoleptic features Bright ruby red colour that becomes garnet with the ageing.  Intense scent of wine with a taste of violet. Armonic, sapid, elegant and persistent flavour.

Aging Medium ageing, about 67 years.

Gastronomical matching Pasta, risotto, red and white meats, cheese.

Alcoholic content 13% vol.

Service temperature 18° C.

Format and vintage 0,375 litres 0,750 litres 1,500 litre 2009 2009 2009

Total acidity ~ 5,7 g/l

Esctract ~ 26 g/l

Leaving sugars ~ 1 g/l

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