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Inferno, “Sesto Canto” Riserva

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Inferno, “Sesto Canto” Riserva

Dante’s Sesto Canto (Sixth Canto) describes the punishments inflicted on gluttons. The landscape is flailed by eternal rain and Cerberus barks horribly, baring his teeth, but Virgil silences him by filling his mouth with earth.

Here we are in the third circle, just as our vineyard, 450 metres above sea level, is on the third curve of the road known as the “Inferno Circuit”. A circuit that saw Arturo many times racing, in the Valtellina Cup Rally. This was his other great passion and it inspired him to dream of an Inferno Riserva that would celebrate the power, the roaring sound and the discordant growl of a harsh land that leaves one speechless. In 2009 we decided that the time had come to make his dream come true: Valtellina Superiore Inferno Riserva Sesto Canto DOCG.

Appellation: Valtellina Superiore Riserva DOCG, Inferno

Type: Red wine

Grape variety: 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Intense and bright madder red.
Bouquet: Delicate red fruit and wild rose light notes of ash and stone.
Taste: The fruit character leans to the riper end of the spectrum for Chiavennasca. The tannin are more dominant in the front and mid-palate. The finish is long, dry and zesty.
Food Pairings: Charcuterie, pasta with meat sauce, game dishes, roasted and grilled meat and poultry, beef stews, and hard cheeses, especially Bitto.
Alcohol:  13%.
Serving Temperature: 15/16º C (59/61º F). We recommend you let the wine 'breathe' an hour before serving in a large nebbiolo glass.

Vinyard Notes:
Vineyard location: Inferno zone (Municipality of Poggiridenti).
Elevation: 450 meters above sea level a.s.l.
Exposure: South.
Yield: 45 hl / ha.

Winemaking Notes:
Harvest: Manual, in early November.
Fermentation: Maceration for 86 days in 50 hl wooden vats.
Aging: 34 months in 50 hl wooden barrels, stainless steel, bottle.