Sesterzio – Valtellina Superiore Maroggia 2011

Producer: Sesterzio
Wine: Valtellina Superiore Maroggia 2011
Grape Variety: Nebbioli 100%
Production Zone: di Berbenno di Valtellina (SONDRIO)
Altitude: 984 to 1476 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 9.88 acres
Exposure: South
Soil: Sandy
Vinification & Aging: This wine is made by Maroggia cru Nebbiolo grapes harvested in in the Berbenno di Valtennina town. It’s vinification is made following the traditional style a “cappello sommerso” with temeperature controlled maceration on its lees. Follows a brief transfer in stainless steel tanks. It then, ages for 16 months in oak barriques prior to bottling and final release.
Production: 9000 bottles
Alcohol: 13%
pH: a 20°C 3.42
Acidity: 4.72 g/l
Sugar: 1.00 g/l
Sulfites: 51 mg/l
Description: Intense ruby red color. The wine is characterized but a persistent bouquet of red berries, blackberry and rasperry, and of flowers, rose and violet. It is dry, pleasantly tastful with light tannins with an elegant and longlasting finish to the palate.
Food Pairing: Excellent pair for pasta dishes, meats and mild cheeses.