Storage

Seven to eight years in bottles lying in cool, dark cellars, at a constant temperature.

Serving suggestions

This wine is particularly
suitable for meat, both red and white, and after four to five years’ ageing it is perfect with game as well.

Serving temperature: 17° - 18° C

Colour: ruby red, with some carnet reflections. With ageing, orange nuances appear.

Bouquet: full, persistent, characterized initially by floral notes, recalling violets. Some hints of spices and wild berries.

Taste: pleasantly tannic, warm, harmonic. Good smoothness, with touches of liquorice and blackberry.

Alcohol: 12,30 -12,80% Vol.
Total acidity: 5,20 - 5.90 gr/l
pH:

3.5 – 3,7

Dry extract:

26 - 30 gr/l

Serving temperature:

17-18°C

After being separated from the stalks, the grapes are pressed and the must passes, together with the skins, to the fermentation phases.

Alcoholic fermentation occurs through the maceration of the marc, which is constantly soaked in the must.

The maceration lasts 15 to 20 days, at a controlled temperature of 28 - 30°C, ensuring the best results in aroma and structure.

Several decantings follow, to obtain maximum limpidity. The wine is then aged for two years in oaken casks, and finally bottled, where it remains another six months to complete its maturation.
Area of origin

The towns of Poggiridenti and Tresivio, to the east of Sondrio as you head along the valley towards Tirano. This area, covered with vineyards, is sheltered from the winds that blow down the valley by two large, rocky promontories, Mount Calvario and Mount Paradiso.

The terraces get very hot in summer, which seems to be origin of the name Inferno (Hell).



Grapes

95% “Nebbiolo” grapes (Chiavennasca variety), “Merlot” and local “Brugnola”.
Inferno, which means Hell, is the name of the smallest sub zone of the Valtellina Superiore D.O.C.G. area.

Here the
Nebbiolo grapes enjoy a special microclimate due to the area’s perpendicular exposure to the sun and the rocky promontories which border and support the terrace vineyards.

The name Inferno is derived from the high temperatures which this area reaches during the summer.



This wine has power and complexity. The tannins are scratchy when young, but after two years of ageing they expose their floral notes, recalling violets, with sensations of ripe red berries and exotic spices.

This wine can age another seven to eight years in the bottle.