Awards: Recognitions and evaluations from the main sector guides: AIS "Vitae" ; Viniplus AIS Lombardy; Gold Guide Veronelli's Wines; Vinibuoni d'Italia Guide; Paolo Massobrio's Golosario; Essential Guide to Italian Wines by Daniele Cernilli.
History: "historical" label of Valtellina enology, already produced in the early 1960s, then taken over by Cantine Nera , moreover, owner of the homonymous "portion" of vineyards located within the "Inferno" area of the Valtellina Superiore Docg. The "Paradiso" is a ravine of land with gentler slopes and cooler exposure than the "Inferno" area.
Special features: this wine, being a "Riserva", is produced only in the best vintages and in limited quantities.
Why buy it: in response to the extreme mood of the landscape of Hell, the small "Paradiso" area has more "docile" climatic characteristics that give rise to a wine however intriguing and complex on the nose, with herbaceous and fruity notes underlying hints of alpine undergrowth.
|Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) cultivated with modified Valtellina arch|
|Vineyards cultivated in the production areas of Valtellina Superiore Inferno DOCG in the municipality of Poggiridenti. The “Paradise” area is characterized by slight slopes and cooler exposure and has a predominantly sandy permeable and basically acid soils.|
|350-450 m a.s.l|
|Maceration on the skins for about 10 days. Aging in oak barrels and in stainless steel tanks. According to the production disciplinary, it must age at least 36 months before being marketed|
|Brilliant ruby red. Intriguing and complex on the nose, it reveals itself with herbaceous and fruity notes underlying hints of alpine undergrowth. Pleasantly tannic, harmonious and persistent. Wine produced only in the best vint|
|Typical Valtellina dishes, red meats, roasts, braised meat and aged cheeses.|
|18-20 °C in a balloon glass|