Nebbiolo Alpi Retiche IGT 2015

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Rainoldi is Valtellina's Nebbiolo. The wines of Rainoldi pay homage to their ancestors through the terracing and 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 - can offer scented, highly elegant and ageable wines.

About the Vineyard

Alpi means Alps: the mountanous chain in the North of Italy. Retiche means Rheatic that are the portion of these Alps in Valtellina close to the Swiss border. This side of the Alps enjoys a complete Southern exposure that is ideal for winemaking. 

Wine 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.

Tasting Notes

Aroma rich in hints of flowers and fresh berries. In the mouth it tastes well-balanced, fragrant, particularly drinkable.

Food Pairing

A versatile wine that can be enjoyed as an aperitif or matched with starters, first courses and young cheese.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
multiple small vineyards in the municipalities of Ponte and Tresivio
Soil composition:
Silt and Sand
Training method:
Guyot Arch-trained
Elevation:
820-2,130 feet
Yield/acre:
9.4 tons
Exposure:
Southern
Average Vine Age:
55
Harvest time:
late October
First vintage of this wine:
2006
Bottles produced of this wine:
14,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Nebbiolo
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
14 days
Fermentation temperature:
77 °F
Length of maceration:
5 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Fining agent:
Animal based
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
30, 50, 100 hl
Length of aging before bottling:
5 months
Length of bottle aging:
3 months

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