Rainoldi Sassella Riserva 2013
Magnum Bottle Size: 750ml
Grape: Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca).
Production area: Municipalities of Castione Andevenno and Sondrio.
Orientation and altitude: South, 270 – 600 m above sea level.
Type of soil: Rich in iron rock with sub-acidic reaction. Shallow.
First production vintage: 1983. Produced only in the best vintage years.
Harvest period: First ten days of October. Manual harvest.
Vintage evaluation: Valtellina’s wines quality standards are redefined by 2013 harvest, reaching the top of best harvests. Both wines produced with drying method and those produced with fresh grapes revealed good structure, wide olfactory range and excellent balance.
Yield: 65 q.li/ha
Wine Making Process: Fermentation with controlled temperature maceration, with regular cycles of punching-down and pumping- over. Malo-lactic fermentation by spring.
Ageing: In oak barrels for almost two years.Ageing in bottles takes place in dark, cool cellars for at least a year before before commercial release.
Chemical analysis when bottling
– alcoholic content: 12,95 % Vol
– sugars g/l: 1,9
– dry extract g/l: 28,3
– acidity g/l: 5,79
– SO2 mg/l: 80
Tasting Notes: Pale-Ruby. Delicate, etheric aroma with hints of nut, cherries and liqueur damson plums. In the mouth it tastes particularly well-balanced, velvet- smooth and lingering.
Pairing: This wine matches very well with red meat, game and cheese.
Recommended serving temperature: 16-18°C in large glasses.