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Valtellina Superiore Sassella DOCG “PG40” 2012

Red wine from Lombardy

Alcohol: 13,00%
Grape: Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca)
Production: 3,000 bottles


PG40 is dedicated to Paganoni Giovanna, mother of the owner, Michele Rigamonti, born in 1940.

The label represents a work by the Milanese artist Luca Pignatelli.

Sassella is a red wine made from grapes from the homonymous historical subarea and probably most famous of the Valtellina Superiore appellation: west of Sondrio, from Castione Andevenno to capital, a rugged and sunny area.

The specification of Valtellina Superiore Sassella requires that it must be obtained from grapes from vineyards having, in the company, the following varietal composition:

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Nebbiolo, (locally referred to as Chiavennasca) minimum 90%. Other non-aromatic red grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the province of Sondrio can contribute up to a maximum of 10% of the total.

Vintage: 2012

The vintage has been characterized by a swing weather pattern. In spring cold thermal excursions were responsible for a drop in yield of DOCG Sassella compared to previous vintages. The warm months of July and August allowed the phenological phases to the best, followed by a rather rainy and cool September, with thermal excursions that favored the coloring of the grapes and the parameters of ripening. It is to be considered a late vintage, qualitatively very interesting.

Tasting note


Aging Potential: 10 years

Aging: Stainless steel for 6 months and subsequently in French oak barrels for 36 months. Then the wine aged in bottle for further 6 months.

Alcohol: 13,00%

Appellation: Valtellina Superiore DOCG

Bottle size: 0.75

Grape: Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca)

Harvest: 2012

Pairing: Roasted red meat, mature cheeses.

Production: 3,000 bottles

Region: Lombardy

Serve: 16-18 °C

Type of wine: Red

La Spia

Among the vineyards of Valtellina was born La Spia, whose name is linked to the eponymous rocky rib located in the sub-area Sassella, a spotting and control post since the time of domination of Graubünden.

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Rigamonti family

In 1962 the family Rigamonti bought the property on the hill focusing on the production of Chiavennasca grape (Nebbiolo). In the last years the production grown from 5,000 to 15,000 bottles per year, always thinking about delivering a really high quality wine.

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