|Winery||Soc. Agr. Le Strie|
|Wine type||Red still|
|Classification||Alpi Retiche Nebbiolo IGT|
|Grapes||Nebbiolo 95%, Rossola, Pignola e Brugnola 5%|
|Fragrance||Fruity: cherries, raspberries, blackberries|
|Flavor||Dry, slightly tannic, long|
|Pairing||Roasted red meat, cheese|
Nebbiolo "Sassifraga" 2017 - Le Strie
- Le Strie
- Product Code: 02SASSIFRAGA13-5
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: $26.92
GRAPES VARIETIES AND VINEYARDS: The most important grape variety is, of course, Nebbiolo grape which accounts for 95% of all the grapes.
The remaining 5% is made up of Rossola, Pignola, Brugnola: they are local grapes varieties that you occasionally can find in Valltellina Valley vineyards.
Most of the grapes come from our vineyards located in Valtellina Superiore DOCG sub-zones known as Sassella (Communes of Castione A. and Sondrio) and Valgella (Commune of Teglio).
VINIFICATION: We picked the grapes by the end of october using small boxes containing about 20 kg, each.
The boxes were carried as soon as possible to our cellar where the grapes were put through the de-stemmer and crusher.
The crushed grapes were pumped into a stainless steel tank where alcoholic fermentation took place.
The maceration time lasted 7 days.
After the end of the fermentation process, we drained the wine off. Then we racked it off and let it mature in stainless steel vats for about 7 months before bottling.
We used no oak barrels for making this wine.
LE STRIE winery is a wery small, family-run farm, dedicated to producing high quality wines in very small numbers: the average production is about 7500 bottles per year.
There are four of us: Luciana, Marisa, Paolo and Stefano and we grow directly our vineyard which is a bit more than one hectar wide.
Most of the grapes comes from our vineyards and we buy only a small amount of them.