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.
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.
The specification of Valtellina Superiore Sassella requires that it must be obtained from grapes from vineyards having, in the company, the following varietal composition:View more information
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.
Aging Potential: '+10 years
Aging: French oak barrels for 12 months, was then aged for another 12 months in steel tanks, then aged in bottle for another 12 months.
Appellation: Valtellina Superiore Sassella DOCG
Bottle size: 0.75
Grape: Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca)
Pairing: Meat, cheese
Production: 3,000 bottles
Serve: 16-18 °C
Type of wine: Red
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.Find out more
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.