Valtellina Superiore - Costa Bassa "Valgella" Sandro Fay

Valtellina Superiore - Costa Bassa "Valgella" Sandro Fay - 2019

Item # 13309 750mL

This red is made from the Nebbiolo grape in the northeastern corner of northern Italy's Lombardia region. Specifically, this comes from the Valgella sub-zone within the area of Valtellina which is a picturesque valley with life-or-death slopes. The resulting wines are elegant and thrive on the slate soils. Break out some bresaola because the Valtellina is the birthplace of this deliciously cured meat but also of Nebbiolo.

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Home to lighter-bodied renditions of Nebbiolo from the villages of Grumello and Sassella, Lombardy produces the unique interpretations of Nebbiolo called Sfursat (or Sforzato). With these wines, the mountain-grown Nebbiolo grapes are dried for several months in the Amarone style, yielding reds of extraordinary depth and very pronounced aromas of red flowers and crystallized red fruit. While aged Sfursat/Sforzato is highly enjoyable and quite sought-after, we find its youthful exuberance...

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