Why we love it
Another great wine from the Valtellina region, this DOCG Valtellina Superiore Riserva follows a different wine making process, here the grapes are partially left to dry.
Made with 100% Nebbiolo, manually harvested, very low yield, the grapes are partially left to dry before the wine is then aged in new French barriques and bigger barrels, tonneaux, and continue their maturation in the bottle for an additional 24 months before being released.
This is a great Valtellina wine, a red wine with a complex nose, with vanilla and dried grapes notes, in the palate is full, big, warm, velvety, with soft tannins and a lively acidity that give the wine potential to age.
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.