Rainoldi - Grumello - Valtellina Superiore 2016
We got a crazy deal on one of my favorite wines of the year. Normaly $34.00 a bottle, but we are selling it for $22.95. Sometimes when a winery leaves their distributor, the distributor discounts the rest of the stock to move it along. Well, it happened and you will benifit from it.
Rainoldi is Valtellina's Nebbiolo. The wines of Rainoldi pay homage to their ancestors through their terraced vineyards and by carrying on the local viticultural tradition. A range of wines that glorify and honor the local culture, yet strives to innovate and improve, to diversify and offer a selection of high-quality wines.
The winery was founded by Giuseppe Rainoldi in 1925, in the suburb of Casacce, near Chiuro in Valtellina, and was named after Giuseppe's son. Valtellina is a mountainous valley that stretches from East to West in Nothern Italy. It is the second-largest area in the world for of Nebbiolo. Here, the vine variety Nebbiolo—locally called Chiavennasca—offers scented, highly elegant, and ageworthy wines.
About the Vineyard
Grumello is the name of a 13th-century castle that overhangs this particular sub-zone of the Valtellina Superiore district. This wine, with great personality and good body and structure, is meant to drink preferably at least three years after production.
Rainoldi strives to produce top-quality wine that respects both family tradition and the environment. Each parcel is harvested based on its altitude in order to maintain the right ripeness, and is vinified separately in a newly-installed, high-tech winemaking cellar. Due to the extreme steepness of each parcel in Valtellina, grapes are hand-harvested and then carried out by helicopter.
Delicate aromas with strong hints of hazelnut. On the palate, it is well-balanced and full-bodied.
White and red meat dishes and semi-mature cheeses.from the distributor......