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Conti Sertoli Salis

Conti Sertoli Salis

between modernity and tradition 

 

 

Since it was born in 1989, Conti Sertoli Salis have been one of the most prestigious and leading wineries in Valtellina. 

The company is located in Tirano, where there are both the modern production plant and the refinement cellars, dating back to the XVII century. 

The new building - inaugurated in 2003 - is just a few hundred meters from Palazzo Salis (historical headquarters) and allowed the company to increase production capacity and introduce more modern technology for the winemaking (such as some refrigerated pyramidal inox tanks with double walls), the bottling line (through an innovating system of vacuum packed corking) and the warehouse. 

 

 

 

The seventeenth century ancient cellars in Palazzo Salis, dug out of the rocks, host the wines meant for long aging in barrels and barriques, and their subsequent refinement in bottles. 

Actually the name of the family, Conti Sertoli Salis, has been related to fine wines for over 400 years, as mid of the 17th century they used to supply fine wines to local noblemen, the bishop of Chur and the court of emperor Leopold I of Hapsburg in Austria. 

Conti Sertoli Salis purchase the grapes from local farmers whose vineyards and yield are completely under the agronomical control of the winery. 

The terraced vineyards range on the slopes of the Rhaetic Alps along 50 kilometers and are located at 600-650 meters above sea level. 

The constant flow of warm air from nearby Lake Como and the brightness of the mountain sunlight create an ideal microclimate for the cultivation of the vines. 

 

    

 

 

 Due to the location and the nature of the vineyards, the whole growing process is manual, as is the harvest; in some cases it takes up to 30 minutes walking uphill to arrive to destination. 

In respect of traditional viticulture in the area, Conti Sertoli Salis went through a historical and technical research, thus enhancing the survival of some ancient autoctone grape varietals and old vinification methods. 

They made a very accurate selection of the vineyards located in the best production areas, paying particular attention to the best crus as to soil, sun exposure and microclimate, to obtain high quality wines that are the expression of the terroir. 

Here the Nebbiolo grapes (locally called Chiavennasca) find the right environment to develop their potential with an incredible elegance and subtlety. 

The winery produces wines according to the main appellations foreseen by the regional disciplinary: this includes some very important wines that stand out for their high quality and uniqueness. 

 

    

 

Besides the traditional Valtellina DOC and DOCG ( among which Rosso di Valtellina, IGT Chiavennasca white nebbiolo, Valtellina Superiore Sassella, Inferno e Grumello), Conti sertoli Salis produce a wide range of high quality wines that take their names from the decorated rooms and different parts of Palazzo Salis: Canua sforzato ( best red wine in Lombardy with 2002 vintage and with many awards from the main guides), the Valtellina Superiore Capo di Terra ( late harvest) and Corte della Meridiana (made according to an ancient vinification method called “rinforzo”: it consists of adding to the fresh must some dried grapes left on straw mats for drying for about 3 weeks) , the Saloncello (IGT Terrazze Retiche di sondrio) and a white wine: Torre Della Sirena (obtained by Nebbiolo (chiavennasca), Rossola and Pignola – local red skin grapes vinified as white. 

 

    

 

 

Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2011 Riserva "Corte della Meridiana" - Conti Sertoli Salis Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2011 Riserva "Corte della Meridiana" - Conti Sertoli Salis
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This wine is obtained from Nebbiolo grapes harvested in vineyards that sink their roots directly into the rocks of the "Grumello" and "Sassella" areas. A part of these grapes is dried in the "fruttaio" drying loft until late autumn, and is added to the new win..
40,29€
Ex Tax:27,98€
Obtained from a blend of Nebbio-lo-Chiavennasca grapes and locally cultivated grapes ( Chardonnay and Sauvignon)  They are picked separately, before the remain-ing harvest. This wine is not recognized as D.O.C. only because the white vinification of these Valtellina grapes is not foreseen by..
30,53€
Ex Tax:21,20€
Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio IGT 2017 "Il Saloncello" - Conti Sertoli Salis Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio IGT 2017 "Il Saloncello" - Conti Sertoli Salis
Bestseller
A careful selection of Nebbiolo grapes is used to obtain a very fruity and fragrant wine full of aromas. The bouquet is the result of the vinification of perfectly intact and healthy grapes, combined with other slightly mashed grapes, according to an ancient Valtellina tradition, reported ..
32,82€
Ex Tax:22,79€
Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2012 "Capo Di Terra" - Conti Sertoli Salis Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2012 "Capo Di Terra" - Conti Sertoli Salis
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This Valtellina Superiore DOCG wine is obtained from the vinification of over-ripe Nebbiolo grapes harvested along the Rhaetian coasts, between the municipalities of Teglio and Tirano. Vinification involves the ginning of the grapes and de-stemming. Fermentation is followed by macerat..
34,08€
Ex Tax:23,67€
Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG 2015 "Canua" - Conti Sertoli Salis Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG 2015 "Canua" - Conti Sertoli Salis
Bestseller -9 %
This is Valtellina's rarest and most unusual wine. It is obtained after the long drying of Nebbiolo grapes - of the "Chiavennasca" variety - that are left on the "mantavole" frames in the attic until the end of January and, in some years, even until the beginning of Marc..
54,94€ 60,08€
Ex Tax:38,15€
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