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Valtellina Superiore DOCG Prugnolo
Valtellina is a unique mountain valley. This fascinating territory is dominated by 2,500 km of dry-stone walls. An extraordinary vineyard area that makes it possible to grow Nebbiolo in optimal conditions thanks to the peculiar micro-climate of these altitudes.
Here the grape variety Nebbiolo – locally called Chiavennasca – can offer scented, highly elegant and ageable wines. Chiavennasca, from the local dialect “Ciù Venasca”, means “more winey” as the Benedictine monks had already understood back in the 12th century. They were the first to realise the potential of this grape variety and its adaptability to the local climate and soil situation.
Wines from Valtellina are of high quality. It is the result of various factors. First, the orientation to the South of all the vineyards and their steep slopes, which gives them an extraordinary exposure to the sun. Secondly, the extensive temperature range between day and night, typical of sunny and dry autumns, which allows for healthier grape bunches and more aromatic wines. Also the light, shallow, loose soils, which are never wet and above all with limited yield per hectare. Finally, the average age of the vineyards is over 60 years and that guarantees the best quality.
The Rainoldi family has been active in the Valtellina wine industry since the 1800's.
Sfursat di Valtellina DOCG
Nebbiolo Alpi Retiche IGT Rosso