Sesterzio – Sforzato di Valtellina

Producer: Sesterzio
Wine: Sforzato di Valtellina
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo 100%
Production Zone: di Berbenno di Valtellina (SONDRIO)
Altitude: from 1148 to 1,804 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 10 acres
Exposure: South
Soil: Sandy
Vinification & Aging: The nebbiolo grapes that make this wine are hand-picked. Then, they undergo organic withering for three months prior to vinification. Then starts the, temperature-controlled, traditional vinification “a cappello sommerso” (submerged hat) twith maceration on the lees. After a brief transfer into stainless steel tanks, the wine ages for at least 18 months in oak barrels. It is then, bottled and released.
Production: 3600/4000 bottles
Alcohol: 15%
pH: a 20°C 3.82
Acidity: 5.21 g/l
Sugars: 2.1 g/l
Sulfites: 83 mg/l
Description: Ruby-red color and glares. Scent of ripe fruits, vanilla and cocoa. Smooth, structured, pleasantly tannic to the palate.
Food Pairing: Ideal with red meats, game and aged cheeses.