Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2012 "Capo Di Terra" - Conti Sertoli Salis
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Winery Conti Sertoli Salis
Region Lombardia
Wine type Red still
Classification Valtellina Superiore DOCG
Year 2012
Format 0,75
Alcohol 12,5%
Grapes Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) 100%
Specifications
Fragrance Fruity tones of ripe red fruits (cherries, plums) are evident; fleetingly reminiscent of fresh hay and faint vanilla.
Color A suitably deep ruby red which, in time, begins to show slight brick red reflection.
Flavor Very smooth and round, accompained by a dense and succulent body. Pleasant sensations of red fruits are still to notice.
Pairing This wine is suitable for white meats, however cooked. It can also accompany important red meat dishes and heavy first courses (risotto, pasta, polenta, etc.)

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Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2012 "Capo Di Terra" - Conti Sertoli Salis

  • $31.98
  • Ex Tax: $26.21

This Valtellina Superiore DOCG wine is obtained from the vinification of over-ripe Nebbiolo grapes harvested along the Rhaetian coasts, between the municipalities of Teglio and Tirano. Vinification involves the ginning of the grapes and de-stemming. Fermentation is followed by maceration in red and ageing in barriques and second-passage tonneaux. After two years of ageing, the wine develops in harmony, complexity and elegance, with notes of raspberry, currant and violet. It ages well, thanks to its origin, grape variety and character. It grows in complexity and perfection in the bottle for at least 10-12 years.​

 


 

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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