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.
The 2019 vintage started with a rather cold spring including late snow which fell on the budding Nebbiolo without, however, any damaging consequences. Summer had average temperatures for the season but with low rainfall. Significant rain began only in September, replenishing the sources of water supply and allowing the Nebbiolo to reach perfect ripeness in time for the harvest.
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”