THE PRODUCER: Rainoldi
Denomination: Sforzato della Valtellina DOCG
Grape-variety: Nebbiolo 100% (Chiavennasca)
Alcohol: 15.5 %
Aging: New oak French barrels “Allier” lightly toasted for 15 months, then 12 months in bottle.
Growing location: In “Ca Rizzieri”, 500 m. above sea level, dry weather and well-ventilated.
Vinification: Cold maceration for 2 days, then fermented in temperature-controlled.
Colour: Red garnet.
Nose: Intensely spicy, with hints of fruit in alcohol and hints of coffee, cocoa and dried grapes.
Taste: Hot, strong, austere, round and very elegant.