Sassella Ultimi Raggi DOCG
The slight over-ripening of the grapes originating from the highest terraces of Sassella, at an altitude of 600 m (2.000 feet), give this wine an important structure and alcohol content, without compromising its drinkability or the elegance that distinguishes the ARPEPE hallmark.
The technique of drying on the plant has always been known to the Valtellina winegrowers, so much so that, once, the wines produced in this way were known as “sfursat”. Naturally, the health of the impeccable grapes and the high elevations are the fundamental prerequisites.
An ideal match with game and mature cheeses.
Classification: Valtellina Superiore D.O.C.G. Sassella (Late Harvest).
Production area: Sassella zone, Municipality of Sondrio.
Grape variety: Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) 100%
Vinification: traditional with maceration of the pressed.
Maturation: stainless steel, 6 months in tonneaux and at least 6 months in bottle.
Colour: intense ruby red.
Bouquet: marked and persistent, fruity, strawberry, raspberry, cherry and sweet spices.
Taste: complex, intense, dry and slightly tannic.
Grapes Used: Nebbiolo 100%