Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rainoldi 2015

Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rainoldi 2015

This red wine, produced in the heart of Valtellina by one of the best wine-makers in the area, has an accentuated hint of oak, and a robust and austere taste
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TypeRed Wines
Wine zoneValtellina
Appellation or VineValtellina Superiore D.O.C.G.
Composition100% Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca)
Alcoholic Content13.5
Bottle typeBordolese
Content (cl)75
Glass typeChianti Classico
This robust and austere wine is obtained only in the best years by a rigorous selection of Nebbiolo grapes (known locally as Chiavennasca) from the best grapevines in the Sassella sub-area. The wine is matured for four years in small Slavonic oak barrels, and develops a particularly well-balanced character after two or three years. It is a grainy red colour with a tendency towards orange. Its aroma is intense due to a characteristic hint of oak. It tastes well-balanced, velvety and robust.

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 is ideal with game, red meat and mature cheeses.

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 quite some time, more than ten 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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Chianti Classico