The Sassella area includes just under 120 hectares of terraced vineyards between the municipalities of Castione Andevenno and Sondrio.The name Sassella refers to the importance of the particularly iron-rich rocky outcrops on which a smaller layer of earth rests. The altitude of the vineyards ranges from 300 m a.s.l. near the sanctuary of the same name up to 630 m a.s.l. of those in the hamlet of Piatta.The wines of this area are recognized for their particular elegance and aptitude for aging. Our vineyards are located in the “Grigioni” hamlet (municipality of Castione), in correspondence with the Sassella sanctuary and in Triasso (municipality of Sondrio).
Vineyards location: Municipalities of Castione Andevenno and Sondrio
Grape varieties: Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca), 290 - 630 m s.l.m., 70 q.li/ha
Tasting notes: Ruby red colour. Delicate bouquet with a prevalence of mineral and blood notes, hints of spices and dried flowers. In the mouth it is harmonious, velvety and sapid.
Vinification: In 25 and 56 hl oak barrels for about 20 months. Pre-bottling assembly in steel tanks for about 2 months. Bottle aging in dark and cool cellars for 6 months before marketing.
Alcohol content: 13%
Food pairings: White and red meat, first courses with elaborate sauces, stewed fish.
Serve at: 16 - 18 ° C in capable glasses that enhance its aromatic profile