Grape variety: Nebbiolo/Chiavennasca
The church of Sant’Antonio a Montagna in Valtellina lies to the east of Rocca De Piro. For centuries, it has protected from on high the vineyards that stretch down along the Risc di Sassina, one of the most generous areas of the Grumello, 450 metres above sea level.
Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Sant’Antonio DOCG is brough to life by its long maceration and malolactic fermentation with skin contact. Cuddled and cared for like a child by a generous, resolute mother, it matures in large barrels of chestnut wood. Like the church of Sant’Antonio, Giovanna, their mother, looks out at dawn every morning from her terrace to make sure the wine growers are taking proper care of these marvels. She decided to marry Arturo in that church on 4 September 1969 and, 40 years later, the amazing 2009 vintage meant we could celebrate the anniversary with the birth of a new wine brought up to appreciate the art of patience – a virtuoso who knows when the time has come to perform a solo.
Vineyard with grass – South Exposure - Altitude 450/500 m
Harvest: October 25th – Yield 40 hl / ha
Maceration: 45 days in wooden vats 50 hl
Ageing: 5 years in big barrels 50 HL, stainless steel, bottle
Bottles produced: 6.763 (0,75 l) – 150 (1,50 l) – 30 (3,00 l)
L15 275 released from March 2017
Alcohol: 13,5% vol
Serve at 15°C in a Nebbiolo glass