Sassella Valtellina Superiore "Il Glicine" DOCG Sandro Fay

Lombardy
Valtellina Superiore Sassella DOCG
2016
Sku: 2263
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€ 25.30 € 29.80
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2 bottles
€ 50.60
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-15%
3 bottles
€ 75.90
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-15%

Awards and honors

Punteggio sommelier
91/100
2020

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Wine Characteristics

Winery
Sandro Fay
Region
Lombardy
Wine list:
Valtellina Superiore
Denomination:
Valtellina Superiore Sassella DOCG
Vintage:
2016
Grapes:
100% Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca)
Alcohol:
13,50%
Dimension:
Standard bottle
Cl:
75cl
Style:
Full-bodied and intense
Pairing:
Cold meats and salami, Medium-aged cheeses, Cockerel grilled, wild game, schidionati meat and game, Risotto, Pasta all'amatriciana, Cut of beff

Descrizione vino

The vineyard called “Il Glicine” (wisteria) is extended for 1 hectare in the sub-zone Sassella and is elevated 470 meters on the sea level. The lands belong to Sondrio district. The name comes from the wisteria that covers the rocks that dominate the vineyards with its elegance and colour. For the wine making, Fay uses 100% Nebbiolo grapes. This wine becomes its name by the vineyard “Il Glicine”, located in Salssella and south-oriented. It is the plant, indeed, that makes this sandy terrain beautiful. This wine ages for 12 months in barrique and carry out the malolactic fermentation after the first fermentation in steel. We can drink it immediately or we can forget it in the cellar to appreciate, after a few years, its most evolved aromas. It is a product that always deserve to be drunk, for impatient people but also for those who can wait.

 

Features of red wine Sassella “Il Glicine” produced by the winery Sandro Fay

The organoleptic aspect shows a garnet red colour full of orange reflections. The perfume rich of fruity hints where red fruits and cherry come out, joined to delicate and refined spicy notes. The taste is intense, with a lot of spicy sensations. It is balanced, with important tannins that, nevertheless, aren’t aggressive and harmonize perfectly with the good sourness and its important persistence.

 

Recommended food pairings while tasting this red wine

This red wine is suggested with roasted red meats. Excellent by the way with aged cheeses like the local “bitto” and game. It has to be served at 18°C in a wide wine glass that helps oxygenation and reaches an alcoholic strength of 13,5% Vol

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