Nino Negri - ‘5 Stelle’ Sfursat di Valtellina DOCG 2016
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 Details editWith 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.
- Appellation: Sfrusat della Valtellina DOCG
- Winemaker: Casimiro Maule
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Sand, Gravel
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- Alcohol: 16%
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- Avg Production: 30,000 bottles
- Pack Size: 6/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)
Recent News edit
Vinous Rating: 90
Author: Antonio Galloni
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
"The 2016 Sfursat 5 Stelle is a powerful, dense wine. Dark cherry, chocolate, espresso and licorice open up first, followed by huge tannins. The 2016 possesses quite a bit of richness, but the tannins are equally formidable. Readers will have to be patient with the 2016, as it is nowhere near ready to drink. For my taste, the 2016 really pushes the limits of concentration."