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Sforzato di Valtellina 5 Stelle

Item number: VFR00464 20211500
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Vintage: 2021

Denomination: Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG

Grapes: Chiavennasca

Alcohol: 16 %

Format: 1,5 l

Type: Rosso

Region: Lombardy

Origin: Made in Italy

Occasion: Important occasion

Pairing: Red meats

Allergens: Solfiti



The history of the Nino Negri winery goes back a long way and is inextricably linked to the oenological evolution of Valtellina. It all began in 1897, when Nino Negri decided to set up a wine business in Chiuro in the province of Sondrio. Growth accelerated in the decades to come; in the post-war period it was one of the most promising wineries in the area. After several changes of ownership, today it has 33 hectares of land in the most prestigious areas including Inferno, Grumello, and Fracia, at the heart of Valgella, with an average annual production of 800,000 bottles. The area's queen grape is a local variant of Nebbiolo called Chiavennasca. Sforzato 5 Stelle is made exclusively from Chiavennasca grapes from vineyards in the Valtellina DOC and DOCG designations that grow on the slopes of the Rhaetian Alps on the right bank of the Adda river. The grapes are selected in the vineyard, deposited on crates, and allowed to dry naturally in a drying loft, losing around 30% of their weight. Ageing lasts for two years, during which time the wine rests in French oak barriques. 5 Stelle Sforzato has an intense garnet colour with ruby reflections. It is explosively aromatic on the nose with notes of flowers and Mediterranean spices along with balsamic hints and an undertone of ripe black plum. In the mouth, it is extremely balanced with a beguiling crisp fruitiness. The finish is long and pleasantly full-flavoured. This Valtellina red is perfect for pairing with dishes based on read meat or mature cheeses. Read more Read less

Nino Negri

Of all the wine cellars in Lombardy, perhaps Nino Negri's is one of those that has succeeded best in combining traditional techniques with the most complex and avant-garde innovations. Between French and American oak barriques, the oldest traditions of the Valtellina region, where the winery and its vineyards have been in operation for more than a century, still find their place. After careful renovation work aimed at striking a balance between old and new, the company has created a production of high-quality grappas and Lombardy wines with a strong character and rich history. Its territory lies on the slopes of the Valtellina mountains, in an area sheltered from the north wind and exposed to the sun. The area's microclimate is exploited to the full during cultivation, in order to be able to count on excellent grapes that give the final product a class and finesse that is typical of Lombardy. Name and address of producer/distributor: Nino Negri - Via Ghibellini, 3, 23030 Chiuro (SO). Products from this winery should be stored in a cool, dry place away from heat sources.

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