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Sassella Rocce Rosse Riserva

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Sassella Rocce Rosse Riserva

Sassella Rocce Rosse Riserva draws its flavor, like the roots of it vines, from the challenging granite soils in the heart of Sassella. Showing the elegance and sincerity of a gentle breeze rising up from Lake Como which brings freshness up the valley. It is the most faithful and elegant expression of Sassella. Alive and fresh, it caresses the palate with a symphony of harmoniously balanced flavors.

Appellation: Valtellina Superiore Riserva DOCG, Sassella

Type: Red wine

Grape Variety: 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Garnet red with orange reflections.
Bouquet: Thin, ethereal, cherry and plum in alcohol, hazelnut, nutmeg, clove, tobacco.
Palate: Dry, slightly tannic, austere, velvety, elegant, fresh and well-balanced.
Serving Notes: 15/16º C (59/61º F). We recommend you let the wine ‘breathe’ an hour before serving in a large Nebbiolo glass.
Alcohol: 13%.
Food Pairing: Bresaola della Valtellina, pasta with meat sauce, game dishes, roasted and grilled meat and poultry, it’s a winning pair with rich fish dishes, beef stews, and young, hard cheeses, especially young Bitto.

Vinyard Notes:
Production Area: Sassella zone, municipalities of Sondrio in Valtellina.
Elevation: 400/500 meters above sea level a.s.l.
Exposure: South/East.

Winemaking Notes:
Harvest: Early November.
Vinification: Traditional with maceration of the pressed fruit.
Fermentation: Maceration for 69 days in 50hl wooden vats.
Aging: 39 months in 50hl wooden barrels, concrete, bottle.  



1997 Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse – 92 Points – Vinous Media (Feb 2011)
“The 1997 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse is another totally beguiling wine. Here, too, there is plenty of sweetness in the fruit to balance some of the more forward notes in the bouquet. Autumn leaves, earthiness, tar, licorice and fennel emerge as the wine sits in the glass. All of the elements have aged gracefully in this complete, hugely expressive wine. A generous, inviting finish leaves a lasting impression.“ ~ A.G.