When Arturo first started producing wines again in 1984, he was making only riserva, which by law were released to the market only after six years of aging! With the challenging 2003 harvest, the estate decided to blend all of the fruit from their crus together into a single Rosso di Valtellina. This was a first, and the wine was an instant success.
Since then, they produce it almost every year with few exceptions. The vineyard source depends entirely on the vintage, but the estate hedges and declares that the fruit comes from their vineyards in Sassella and Grumello under 400 meters above sea level.
- Proprietary vineyard sources in Sassella & Grumello under 400 meters above sea level
- Average age of the vines: 50 years old, but also up to 100 years old
- Spontaneous fermentation
- 110 days of maceration on the skins
- Aging 6-12 months in 50HL casks, chestnut, Slavonian or French, but all coopered by steam without toast.
- Approximately 2,500 cases produced annually