Valtellina Superiore DOCG
Harvest: manual, in 10-12 kg crates
This is the largest terraced wine region in Italy. It has been nominated to be a UNESCO world heritage site. Only grapes planted on the south facing terraces, preferably with a western aspect, have any chance of ripening here. The soils in the valley are sandy and gravelly, well drained, alluvial soils rich in silica.
After destemming and crushing, the must is cooled to 5-7°C for several days and then heated to 24°C, at which point the temperature-controlled fermentation begins. Maceration on the skins for approx. 20 days. Following malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in untoasted oak barrels.
24 months in oak barrels of 10 and 20 hL