Grumello Valtellina Superiore DOCG Nino Negri
The Grumello, from the Latin “grumus” and “grum” in the local Valtellina dialect means upland and it is one of the four DOCS Superiore Valtellina area composed by 71 hectares at the north of Sondrio. In this area, the Negri winery manages one of the most renowned cru the Vigna Lunga, Sassorosso, Sassina. The area is called Grumello for the castle built by the De Piro family which were the Sondrio lords during the XIII and XIV centuries. This wine is made by 95% of Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo) and 5% of Prugnola and Rossola grapes. Both the vineyards are exposed at south and they belong to the Valtellina Superiore DOCG Grumello area located at 350-500 meters above the sea level. The cultivation is made by the Guyot methos with sandy soils, not very deep and the profit is 80 quintals per hectare. The grapes are picked at the end of October, the beginning of November and the peels matures for 10 days in the must. It follows the fermentation at 25-28°C and it follows a bottle refinement. The maturation takes place in steel for 2 months and 18 months in Slavonia oak barrels of 80 hectoliters.
Characteristics of this red wine of the Nino Negro winery
It has a lively and deep garnet color. The smell is fine, fragrant with wither violet and spicy aromas together with strawberry and almond flowers hints. The taste is dry, warm, elegant and a little bit bitter with almond and resin aromas with a long persistence.
Suggested pairings with this GRUMELLO Valtellina Superiore DOCG
It is perfect with game, grilled meats and aged cheeses. It must be served at 18-20°C in a Ballon wine glass and the proof is 13.00%.