“Gèss” Grumello Valtellina Sup. DOCG, Dirupi (2016) - Lombardia
Grape : Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca).
Plots in the GESS vineyard located in the Grumello sub-zone, one of the top five quality wine-growing areas producing Chiavennasca, This is a single-vineyard wine from the historically named vineyard “GESS”. The vineyard site was left to them and they are so excited to work on an historic site. The African and Eurasian plates underneath collided together and pushed up special granite rock which is present in the soil and gives the wine its minerality. When determining when to harvest, Davide and Pierpaolo bite into the skins, seeds, and flesh of the grapes to evaluate their maturity.
Clear, slightly tobacco and moderately woody aroma of predominantly red berries with dried floral nuances. Pure-toned, polished, almost cool-looking fruit, nutty wood notes, some bite and youthful, quite fine, ripe tannin, clear minerality on the palate, persistent, elegant style, good depth, fine spice, has life, very good, quite complex finish with ripe juice and spice.
Only 1,400 produced.
Food Pairing : pairs very well with the products of the Valtellina tradition, such as Pizzoccheri, Taragna cornmeal mush, Bresaola salame and Bitto pasture cheese. It is also suitable with stewed or roasted red meat, as well as with the wild game.