“Essenza” Valtellina Superiore DOCG

AREA: In the terraced property in Teglio, on the slope of the Rhaetian Alps Valtellina.

MANUFACTURER: Tenuta Scerscé


GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Nebbiolo grapes (Chiavennasca).

ALCOHOL: 12,5% by vol.


SUGGESTED FOOD: It fits pefectly with pizzocheri, red meats, game and aged cheeses.


The pressing of the grapes is done immediately after the harvest; then follows classical natural red vinification. Maceration of at least 20 days. During fermentation, pumping over and delestage are made to favor liquid contact with the skins and greater extraction of colors and scents. This wine ages in oak truncated cone vats for 15-18 months, followed by ageing in bottle and darkness for at least 6 months.

Essenza has a ruby red color with red garnets. Intense aroma of red fruit are reminiscent of plum, morello cherry and their jams with light spicy notes. In some years you can taste hints of hazelnut and licorice.

Serve in ballon at a temperature of 16°C.

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