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Ui 298 Sassella Valtellina Superiore, Rivetti & Lauro (75cl)

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Why we love it

Another wine from the Valtellina region, this single vineyard DOCG Valtellina Superiore Sassella where Sassella is the name of the vineyeard and 228 is the land register number.

Made with 100% Nebbiolo, manually harvested, very low yield, the wine is aged in new French barriques and bigger barrels, tonneaux and then aged in the bottle for an additional 24 months before being released.

Even though this wine is very similar to the Valtellina Superiore Inferno in the wine making process, still the result is very different. We often hear or read of the wine “terroir”and by tasting these two wines we can really appreciate what the different soil characteristics and microclimate due to the grape and wine.

The Valtellina Superiore Sassella is a more approachable red wine, still complex, elegant, delicate and smoother.

The artisan who made it

Rivetti & Lauro is a dream come true. The Valtellina is a mountainous area with vineyards planted on terraces where everything is done manually, including harvesting, and in these mountains Rivetti & Lauro, two friends, decided to follow their dream and passion and making wine. The Nebbiolo is their main grape, Nebbiolo is a great grape that gives it best on these extreme climates, vinified in red and white, but are slowly introducing new grapes to be blended with the Nebbiolo to produce even more outstanding wines.

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