Le Tense shows the elegant, feminine style of Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo). A bright, medium ruby color is followed by a nose of bright fruit, earth and exotic spice. The wine is medium bodied on the palate with layers of fruit, and a firm, dry finish.
- Appellation: Valtellina Superiore DOCG
- Winemaker: Casimiro Maule
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Sand, Gravel
- Vineyard Acreage: 20 acres
- Alcohol: >14%
- Sizes Available: 750ml
- Pack Size: 6/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo
Score: 93 Points Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
"The 2015 Valtellina Superiore Le Tense Sassella is racy and expansive on the palate. Hints of sweet tobacco, mint, licorice and macerated cherries all develop in the glass. The aromatics are so striking, but the 2015 will clearly benefit from a bit more time in bottle, which it needs to come together."
Score: 92 Points Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
"Expressive flavors of dried strawberry and fig fruit, hints of marjoram and rose petal, and a pure note of loamy mineral are deftly knit to fine-grained tannins in this rich red, set in a fresh and elegant, medium-bodied frame. Drink now through 2028."