Grape variety: Nebbiolo/Chiavennasca
When, in spite of yourself, you are forced to step aside in order not to cause any harm, try at least to take with you the hope that one day you’ll see your dreams come true. When you find the strength to get back on your feet, you’ll see those distant targets approaching: The right waiting time is what separates you from the goals you set yourself.
This is how they remember Arturo, when he stubbornly decided to create his Riserva right in the heart of Sassella. He completely renewed the vineyard at 400 meters above sea level, which he had inherited from his father, and decided to produce a wine that could be make only with Nebbiolo from the Alps grapes, which they simply called Chiavennasca in those days. The year was 1984.
Six years later, he decided the time had come to find a name for it and he and his wife Giovanna opted for Rocce Rosse. The color of these “red rocks” was that of the passion that fired him to search for the bloody, iron-like flavor of the land of his ancestors, so indelibly impressed on his memory that no flash of modernity could ever have changed.
And indeed, in a glass of Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Rocce Rosse DOCG you can relish the flavor of a root that challenge the granite with its elegance and sincerity, while a gentle breeze rises up from Lake Como and refreshes the valley.
Vineyard with grass – South/East Exposure - Altitude 400/500 m
Harvest: October 22nd – Yield 40 HL/Ha
Maceration: 40 days in wooden vats 50 hl
Ageing: 5 years in big barrels 50 HL, concrete, bottle
Bottles produced: 11.977 (0,75 l) – 494 (1,50 l) – 92 (3,00 l)
L15 271 released from December 2017
Alcohol: 13,5% vol
Serve at 15°C in a Nebbiolo glass