Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG Vintage:...
Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG
Product by: Casa Vinicola Salis
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It’s the most singular and rare wine of Valtellina. It is made after a long wilting of nebbiolo grapes (called also “Chiavennasca”) which are left on the “mantavole” (wood frame with reed) on the loft until February end and for some grape harvests until the first days of March.
This wine dry red has full body, great structure and warmth. It is elevated for 18 months in oak tonneaux and achieves over time a great level of excellence. It is elegant, harmonic and fascinating already with 4 or 5 years of ageing.
This precious wine become superlative after 10 to 15 years in bottle.
Colour: deep ruby red, frequently with intense garnet reflections.
Bouquet: ethereal for its high alcohol content. A marked scent of morello cherry, prune, complex mixed spicy notes with undertones of cinnamon and liquorice.
Taste: very smooth, with greate body elegant and compexity and of character. The fruit and spicy notesin the nose are confirmed in the mouth. An exceptionally pleasant wine with a long persistence in the mouth.
Alcohol: 14,5% - 15% Vol.
Conservation: this wine is already extremely good as soon as it is put onto the market. However, thanks to its particular characteristics, it is suitable for ageing for many years in bottle.
After 4- 6 years it has great smoothness and harmony. With longer refinement it increases in complexity. Long ageing can be planned, even for some decades.
Serve at a temperature of 18°C.
FOOD MATCHING: after medium ageing (4-6 years) it can go with elaborate meat dishes (venison, boar etc.) or full fat and mature cheeses.
As it ages, it becomes a great wine to end a meal with or to savour in contemplation.