Rainoldi is Valtellina's Nebbiolo. The wines of Rainoldi glorify and honor the local culture, yet strive 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
Sassella is the product of the best-known Valtellina Superiore’s subzone, with soils rich in iron. The wine ages in Slavonian oak barrels for about 20 months, then in bottle for nine months before release.
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 perfect 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, predominantly fruity, spicy and with hints of potpourri. In the mouth, it tastes particularly harmonious, with a lingering, velvet finish.
This wine matches very well with red meat, game, and cheese.