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Dirupi, Ole, 2019

Red Berry, Wild Flowers, Spice

Farming

Organic

Producer

Dirupi

Grape

Nebbiolo

Wine Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Rosso Di Valtellina DOC, Lombardy

Vintage

2019

Alcohol

13.5%

Size

75cl

Dirupi is tucked away in the centre of the rugged Alpine valley known as the Valtellina in the region of Lombardia. The winery is housed in a 16th century building within the medieval town of Sondrio. This is where the owners Pierpaolo Di Franco and Davide Fasolini grew up together playing basketball and picking grapes. The vineyards used to make Olé! lie above Sondrio in the zone of Valtellina Superiore d.o.c.g.. They are historic vines planted on terraced land facing south and at heights varying between 400 and 450 metres above sea level.

Harvest, which is done manually, generally takes place between 10th and 30th of October, in small 8 kg crates.

The winemaking process includes the grapes being removed from the stalks and crushed gently, with the bunches arriving at the cellar undamaged; fermentation takes place in steel vats with maceration of 14 days. Ageing is for 8 months in stainless steel barrels, then in the bottle for a further 3 months prior to going on sale.

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