2015 Sassella D.O.C.G ‘Uì’



This Bold Sassella D.O.C.G (made with 100% Nebbiolo Grapes) from the Valtellina Superiore region (Alps) of Lombardy in North Italy is a highly awarded wine, with a medium deep ruby colour, an orange hue and mature rim.

In terms of bouquet, this wine gifts a perfumed and sweet nose, youthful but complex. Slightly spicy and leathery, with ripe, partly dried red berries and woody, tobacco undertones.

Aged for 24 months in French oak, the full body of this wine has mild tannins but high acidity on the palate. A truly impressive red wine from Rivetti and Lauro, both delicious to enjoy now but will age beautifully (maybe chuck one in your cellar?)

Long to finish in the mouth. Tart. Pleasurable to the drinker. The Nebbiolo grape, but not as you’ve ever tried before.


  • Medium Ruby coloured with orange hues
  • Dry
  • Warm and round on the palate
  • Long finish in the mouth
  • Fragrant notes of dark dried fruit, leather and spiciness
  • Oaky, tobacco notes
  • Full bodied


  • 2019 Decanter International Wine Aware (Silver Medal)
  • 2017 Joined ‘Wein Plus’ list recommended Lombardy wines
  • 2017 The Wine Hunter award
  • 2016 Decanter International Wine Aware (Bronze Medal)
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The Finer Details

What does our Somm say?

There’s a reason why this wine is so highly regarded, and why it’s brought in yearly, international wine awards in the last decade. It’s entirely a strong, full flavoured wine with a long finish.


As I breathe in this Sassella D.O.C.G, I pick up some dark, cool fruit with noticeable, slightly cedary and sweetish oak notes. On the palate, it has lively acidity, with a good, quite tart finish with a bite.


Wines with such presence, such as this Sassella D.O.C.G. from Rivetti & Lauro, can definitely be enjoyed outside of a formal meal setting, with rich cheeses, dried fruits and good quality pâté.


However, every great Italian wine ‘sings’ when enjoyed with a meal, and for this wine, the earthy and rich qualities of game meat such as venison, duck, pheasant, wild boar or even kangaroo are well paired to meet this wine’s powerful taste.


The great news is, rich sauces or stews will be enhanced by this delicious drop, so don’t worry about eating light if you want to crack open a bottle.


My personal favourite? Try this with a typical North Italian dish: soft polenta with slow cooked venison, pork or wild boar.


Optimal Serving Temp: 14-16 Degrees Celsius


Drinking Age: Drink Now


The Winery

The Rivetti & Lauro winery originates from the traditional wine making of the mountains of Lombardy In North Italy. The vineyards of Valtellina tell us centuries of history and tradition. They are the largest terraced wine-growing area in the Italian mountains. A place where it is produced Nebbiolo, a great vine for a wine of noble and extraordinary quality.


Founded by three professionals whose dream to use the famous Nebbiolo grape in their region of Lombardia, Rivetti & Lauro employs modern techniques in their growth of grapes and wine production; organic and biodynamic, in harmony with the mountain environment.


Rivetti & Lauro only makes manual vintages, collecting the best grapes into boxes by hand. After the careful work of selection, the grape is vinificated into small tanks and then refined into French oak barrels, tonneaux and barriques. In their wine it is possible to find the scent and characteristic of their beloved territory.


The territory of their winery is in Lombardy, next to the border of Switzerland and by the sides of Lake Como. The commercial and cellar activities are house in the centre of the historic North Italian town of Tirano, within ‘The Palace of Torelli’.


The vineyards are at different altitudes in the areas of Sassella, Inferno, Vagella and the surroundings of Tirano. To each vine, its own distinct wine is produced.


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  • Nebbiolo 100%


Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 750ml


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