Valtellina Superiore Grumello DOCG Aldo Rainoldi
The Grumello wine of the Rainoldi winery is a classic and renowned wine coming from the sub-area “Valetellina Superiore”. Its name comes from the Castle of the XIII Century. The Grumello is a red wine with an high personality with good body and structure characteristics. To exalt its characteristics its better drink it after 3 years from the production period. This wine is produced with Nebbiolo “Chiavennasca” grapes cultivated at Sondrio (Ponchiera hamlet) on the Valtellina mountains at 350-600 meters above the sea level. The soil is silty-sand which gives lightness and a mineral taste to the wine. The harvest takes place in the second or third week of October. The wine making process starts with a slow maceration under temperature control with regular pumping over and punching-down. It follows the malolactic fermentation until spring time in steel tanks. Then it starts the aging period which lasts 18 months in Slavonia oak barrels and finally in bottles for 9 months kept in fresh and dark cellars.
Characteristics of the red wine Grumello Superiore
The red wine Grumello of the Rainoldi winery is remarkable for its sweetness and the fragrant freshness which is perfect for those who love the drinkability and the readiness of a wine. It has a ruby red color with a long and delicate aroma of nuts. The taste is harmonic and structured.
It is ideal with red meats, game, structured main courses and medium aged cheeses. For the aging it is suggested to keep the bottle laid down. The service temperature must be between 16° and 18°C. It has to be served in a “Ballon” or “Grand Ballon” wine glasses.