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Sassella Vigna degli Apostoli Valtellina Superiore

by Aldo Rainoldi 2013


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Producer : Aldo Rainoldi

Region : Italy (Italy), Lombardy (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat

Tasting Notes

"An inaugural release of 2,800 bottles, the Rainoldi 2013 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Vigna degli Apostoli is a new cru from this well-known vineyard, sitting at about 300 meters above sea level along the terraced, sandy and rocky banks of the Adda River. Although this is the first vintage made, the vines were planted in the 1950s. This lean-bodied expression of Chiavennasca (the local name for Nebbiolo) greets the nose with elegant tertiary aromas that are deftly woven between some of the dark, crisp berry fruit that distinguishes the bouquet. There is dried cherry and crème de cassis with tarry notes of spice, smoke and crushed stone. The wine proceeds with a compact approach capped by fresh acidity and softly polished tannins. This wine is drinking beautifully in the here and now."

95 Points - Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, February 2021 


Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 95
Cellaring Drink Now or Cellar
Sweetness Descriptor D - Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Aldo Rainoldi
Region Italy (Italy), Lombardy (Italy)
Alcohol 14% alc./vol.
Style Intense and bold reds
Vintage 2013
Farming Method Traditional
Grapes 100% Nebbiolo
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat
Descriptors Earthy, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $659.94

The Producer

Aldo Rainoldi

At the end of the Nineties, after completing his studies in viticulture and oenology, Aldo Rainoldi joins the the family'scompany to continue their winemaking tradition. The aim is to combine qualitative growth with respect for the environment, leading the company to the next generation of viticulture.

Today Rainoldi is one of the most popular wineries in Valtellina. The great success is surely due to quality and experience, two factors that place Rainoldi among the most refined wines in Valtellina.


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