Valtellina Superiore Sassella by Nino Negri is the wine that expresses the most ancient tradition of the territory, with an intense, fresh and fruity red, which comes from the vineyards cultivated west of the city of Sondrio. Sui sunny slopes of the Rhaetian Alps, Nebbiolo has found a territory of choice outside the Piedmont region and offers reds of great elegance, finesse and freshness. They are mountain wines, the result of grapes that ripen slowly and with considerable temperature changes.
Sassella di Nino Negri is a Valtellina Superiore produced by one of the symbolic wineries of the territory. Since the end of the nineteenth century, the Negri family has been involved in viticulture in the Valley. The particular orientation on the east-west axis della Valtellina, allows you to have a side facing south, which allows you to grow grapes even in the presence of a cool, typically alpine climate. Thus was born a heroic viticulture, made up of narrow terraces, torn from the mountainside with a centuries-old work of man. The steepness of the area does not allow to mechanize the work in the vineyard, which are all carried out manually, as well as all the harvest operations are manual. Today Nino Negri manages, in addition to the historic vineyards owned, the plots of 280 contributors and is one of the most important realities in Valtellina.
Sassella Valtellina Superiore by Nino Negri is a red suitable for those who love the unique personality of Nebbiolo and want to discover its best declinations away from the lands of the Langhe and Upper Piedmont. It is an elegant, intense label that perfectly reflects the area of origin and the varietal characteristics of this great grape. The grapes come from vines over 60 years old grown in the Sassella sub-area. Fermentation takes place in steel at a controlled temperature and the wine rests for at least 12 months in wood before bottling. The color is intense ruby red. The bouquet offers aromas of blueberry, currant, notes of small berries, hints of herbs and mountain flowers, spicy and delicately toasted sensations. The sip is smooth and fragrant, with a tannic texture in evidence and a fresh and savory finish. It is the elegant and fruity face of Valtellina. Color Intense and luminous ruby red. Bouquet Hints of blackberry, blueberry, balsamic and aromatic herbs, spicy puffs and toasted hints. Taste Intense, fleshy, fresh and decidedly and pleasantly tannic.