-9% Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG 2015 "Canua" - Conti Sertoli Salis
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Winery Conti Sertoli Salis
Region Lombardia
Wine type Red still
Classification Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG
Year 2015
Format 0,75
Alcohol 15%
Grapes Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) 100%
Specifications
Fragrance Light for its high alcohol content. A marked scent of marasca cherry, complex mixed spicy notes with undertones of cinnamon and liquorice.
Color Deep ruby red, frequently with carnet reflections.
Flavor Very smooth, with all the body to be expected in a fine wine. The fruit and spicy notes of the scent are confirmed in the taste. An exceptionally pleasant wine which lingers in the mouth.
Pairing After medium ageing (4 - 6 years) it can accompany elaborate game dishes (venison, boar etc.) or full fat soft cheeses. As it ages, it becomes exclusively a wine to end a meal or to savour in contemplation.

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Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG 2015 "Canua" - Conti Sertoli Salis

  • $56.37
  • $51.55
  • Ex Tax: $42.25

This is Valtellina's rarest and most unusual wine. It is obtained after the long drying of Nebbiolo grapes - of the "Chiavennasca" variety - that are left on the "mantavole" frames in the attic until the end of January and, in some years, even until the beginning of March. The dry cold of the winter causes the grapes to lose 30-40% in weight, concentrating aromas, flavours, noble tannins and sugars.
It is a dry red wine, full bodied, with a great texture and warmth. Aged for 18 months in oak barrels, it is able to reach levels of great excellence over time. Elegant, harmonious and fascinating after 4-5 years of ageing, this precious wine becomes superlative after 10-15 years in the bottle.

 


 

Conti Sertoli Salis has been one of the most important and prestigious establishments in Valtellina since it was founded in 1989. The company is based in Tirano, where both the production facility and the original XVII century refining cellars, located inside Palazzo Salis (the historic headquarters of the winery), are situated. The Palazzo's seventeenth century cellars, carved into the rock, are used for longer term ageing in barrels and barriques, and for subsequent refining in bottles. The name Conti Sertoli Salis has been associated with wine production for over 400 years: in the mid 1600s the aristocratic family supplied fine Valtellina wines to the court of the Hapsburg Emperor and to noble Grison families in Valtellina.

The Salis Brothers were among the first wine makers to bottle their wine in the entire Kingdom of Italy, according to ancient shipping documents and labels. Bottles dating back 1881 and 1890 were found in the family cellars, kept safe during the many changes of residence. 

Among the several honours received, the most important refers to “Tirano bottle wine of 1869”. Back then, only some makers of Barolo and Marsala would bottle their wines. 

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