Valtellina Superiore Sassella 'Le Tense' Nino Negri 2019

Valtellina Superiore Sassella "Le Tense" is a rich and intense red wine, aged in big pak barrels and barrique between 16 and 20 months. Ripe black cherries, violets and sweet spices emerges from a elegant and typical taste, fresh and savory

21.40 €
Immediate availability

Characteristics

Denomination

Valtellina Superiore DOCG

Grape varieties

Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) 100%

Category

Red Wines

Region

Lombardy (Italy)

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size

75 cl Bottle

Vineyards

In the Sassella area, rooted in stony soil at 450 metres above sea level

Vinification

Fermentation in steel tanks with maceration for 5 days

Aging

16 months in third-and-second-fill barriques for the 70% and 20 months in big oak barrels for the 30%

Additional notes

Contains sulfites

Awards and accolades

Bibenda
2018
Vitae AIS
2018
Gambero Rosso
2018
2 / 3

To enjoy it at its best

Serving temp.
18°-20°C
Glass
Large goblet
Large goblet

Perfect for red wines with good structure and intensity, which need oxygenation to open up and develop their intense and complex aromas

When to drink

When to drink

Evolving

Wine good to drink now, but that can have a beautiful evolution after resting for a while in your cellar

You can cellar it even for more than 5 years

RED WINE VALTELLINA SUPERIORE SASSELLA 'LE TENSE' NINO NEGRI 2019 DESCRIPTION

Colour Ruby red with ganet highlights

Scent Rich and smooth, with hints of ripe black cherry, violet, pepper, cloves and sweet spices

Taste Elegant and intense, fresh and very savory, with smooth tannins

producer: Nino Negri

Main wines
Sforzato, Valtellina Superiore, Grumello, Sassella, Inferno
Foundation year
1897
Hectares of vineyards
160
Annual production
700.000 bt
Enologist
Casimiro Maule, Danilo Crocco
Address
Nino Negri, Via Ghibellini, 43 - 23030 Chiuro (SO)

Perfect to drink with

  • Risotto with Meat Sauce
  • Red Meat Stew
  • Ham and salami
  • Game
  • Roasted and Grilled Meat