Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2011 Riserva "Corte della Meridiana" - Conti Sertoli Salis
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Winery Conti Sertoli Salis
Region Lombardia
Wine type Red still
Classification Valtellina Superiore DOCG
Year 2011
Format 0,75
Alcohol 13,5%
Grapes Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) 100%
Specifications
Fragrance Scents of dried hazelnut mixed with liquorice and vanilla. Raspberry and black currant with warm, round notes.
Color Moderately deep ruby red, with light notes of purple and a trace of orange.
Flavor Very smooth, with a full and long-lasting sensation of liquorice and vanilla, a warm and full quality. Hints of dried fruit and almonds.
Pairing Suitable for all kinds of meat, in particular with wild fowl, and full fat cheeses. It can also be enjoyed on its own for pure pleasure.

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Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2011 Riserva "Corte della Meridiana" - Conti Sertoli Salis

  • $37.81
  • Ex Tax: $30.99

This wine is obtained from Nebbiolo grapes harvested in vineyards that sink their roots directly into the rocks of the "Grumello" and "Sassella" areas. A part of these grapes is dried in the "fruttaio" drying loft until late autumn, and is added to the new wine according to the ancient "strengthening" practice. This produces a more "complete" wine: a greater body and better structure which, in the traditions of the noble families of Graubünden, was reserved for special guests. It is then aged for two years in 450-liter oak barrels, where its bouquet is enriched.​

 


 

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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