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Vingård i Scanzorosciate, Lombardia
Region: Lombardia
Zone: Valtellina

Valtellina Superiore Inferno DOCG

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 12%
Mandatory Storage: Min. 2 years
Storage potential: 10 years

The Inferno zone is adjacent to another Valtellina Superiore DOCG sub-zone, Grumello, and lies around the city of Poggiridenti.

The name, Inferno, reminds many of a rather unpleasant place which, according to doctrines originating from ancient Greek mythology, should be situated well underground, but it's still a very good description for this type. Thus, the rocky Inferno area is considered to be the warmest place in the valley, which means that the finished result is very weather-dependent.

During the good years, the red wines from Inferno are second-to-none and generally more powerful than their neighbors, and thus often considered the most harsh Valtellina Superiore type. When young, the wine has a pleasant acidity, which after some years softens a great deal and often evolves into pure elegance. In the in-between years, it can't quite reach the heights of the wines from Grumello and Sassella.

Valtellina Superiore Inferno DOCG goes well with roast, red meat, game and mature cheese.

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