Vigna Sassorosso is situated on a rocky prominence detached from the rest of the mountainside and which over the centuries has been completely eroded by the glacier. The few centimetres of soil available has meant that the vines have had to spread their roots into the parent rock giving birth to a wine of great elegance.
2020 vintage: winter was snowy and with heavy rainfall. The dry, warm spring and the early summer characterised by little rain, with temperatures above the average, led to an early (early July) onset of veraison. Until the second half of September, the weather was characterised by temperatures above the average and heavy rainfall. At the end of September, temperatures dropped sharply, leading to optimal conditions for the ripening of the Nebbiolo grapes.
The distinctive character of the parent rock comes across strongly in the wine beginning with its bright ruby red colour of great transparency tending towards garnet. On the nose reminiscent of small red fruit such as blackberry, currant, cherry and raspberry with fresh, floral notes of violet and rose and a finish of wild berries. A dense and silky tannic structure on the palate with a flavoursome beginning and long-lasting finish. A wine of great austerity and purity with considerable potential for ageing.
Pasta dishes, white and red meat and medium-mature cheeses.
The Grumello zone of “Vigna Sassorosso”