'5 Stelle' Sfursat di Valtellina DOCG 2015

Nino Negri


Produced only in the best years, Nino Negri’s flagship wine 5 Stelle Sfursat di Valtellina is made from the regions finest selections of Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo).

Terroir: Sfursat “5 Stelle” is sourced from estate vineyards in the higher elevations of the Inferno, Grumello and Valgella sub-zones sitting on southeast exposures at elevations over 1200 feet. Vines are densely planted and tended using the archetto variation of the Guyot system, which further limits yields.

Vinification: Nino Negri limits harvest to only 25% of the total crop thus ensuring that only the highest quality fruit makes its way to the winery. Upon arrival the sorted bunches are placed into wooden crates where they will sit until the new year when they are naturally dry. The juice is macerated and fermented in stainless steel prior to aging over a period of 18-24 months in Allier oak. 33,000 bottles produced.

Additional Information

With a garnet-brick color; the wine shows complex aromas of cloves, cinnamon and pepper with plum jam, raisins and tar notes. On the palate, the wine has a dry, warm, full-bodied character, austere from its prominent acidity yet harmonious, with an elegant finish, and roasted hazelnut and licorice traces.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Sfrusat della Valtellina DOCG
  • Winemaker: Casimiro Maule
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Gravel
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Avg Production: 30,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 1.5L
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo

Recent Press

  • Gambero Rosso Date: Monday, December 31, 2018
    Grade: Tre Biccheri / 3 Glasses
  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
    "Rich and juicy, this medium- to full-bodied red offers plush tannins and a creamy palate of sun-dried cherry and smoky mineral flavors, with hints of bergamot, licorice and espresso. Long and supple on the finish, echoing an aromatic note of cured tobacco. Drink now through 2030."

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