Valtellina Sfursat Rainoldi 2014

Valtellina Sfursat Rainoldi 2014

This meditative red wine, produced from the Nebbiolo grape in the heart of Valtellina by one of the best wine-makers in the area, has an intense and complex aroma with a full, warm body
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WineryRainoldi
BioNo
TypeRed Wines
RegionLombardy
Wine zoneValtellina
Appellation or VineSforzato di Valtellina D.O.C.G.
Composition100% Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca)
Year2014
Alcoholic Content15
Bottle typeBordolese
Content (cl)75
Glass typeBordeaux Grand Cru
The salient characteristics of this wine derive from the highly individual way in which it is made. It is due to the fact that the grapes are left to wither on frames until December or January with the result that the sugar they contain becomes concentrated and a unique aroma develops. This process is called "Sfursat", which in the local dialect means "strengthened". The wine has a strong, grainy red colour and has a very characteristic aroma which is both ethereal and complex. It tastes full of personality, rounded, alcoholic and well-balanced.

The producer

Valtellina is a noble wine-making area with ancient traditions. Traditions that are not ignored by the wine-makers at Rainoldi. Considerable experience and a well-developed knowledge of wine-making techniques allow Rainoldi to fully realise the potential of the Valtellinesi grapes and obtain superior wines with delicate and refined characteristics.

Best with

This wine complements a roast dinner or can be drunk after a meal or on its own.

How to serve it

It is recommended to open the bottle two or three hours before serving. The wine should be served at 18 - 20 degrees centigrade. The best glasses to use are clear, transparent crystal goblets.

How to keep

This wine can be aged for a very long time, more than twenty years, if it is kept in an ideal environment. The bottles should be laid horizontally in a cool, dark, humid wine-cellar.

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