Sfursat della Valtellina DOCG 2015

Nino Negri

The Nino Negri Sfursat is a limited production of Valtellina’s best grapes that are naturally dried using traditional methods.

Terroir: Sourced from some of the finest vineyards in the appellation including Inferno, Grumello and Fracia sitting on the steep slopes of the Retiche Alps along the bank of the Adda river. Vineyards have a due-south exposure and sit in loose, gravelly soil at 900-1200 feet in elevation.

Vinification: The grapes undergo scrupulous sorting both in the vineyard prior to harvest and upon arrival at the winery after which they are placed in small crates to slowly dry through the autumn and early winter for a period of 100 days. The dried grapes are then crushed and macerated for 12 days followed by a short resting period in stainless steel. The wines are aged in French oak casks for 20-24 months before bottling.

Production: 35,000 bottles

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%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 1.5L
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)

Recent Press

  • Score: 93 Points

    Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
    "The 2015 Sfursat Carlo Negri offers perhaps a bit more initial fruit intensity compared to the 2016 tasted alongside it. Creamy, pliant and expressive, the 2015 builds nicely with a bit of time in the glass. Sweet red berry fruit, mint, spice, licorice and red flowers all meld into the silky, mid-weight finish. This is another impeccable wine from Nino Negri."
  • Forbes Author: Tom Hyland
    Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
    "Lovely deep garnet color; intense aromas of spiced red cherry, tobacco and sage. Excellent concentration, very good acidity and a finish with spicy notes of coffee and toffee. Excellent complexity - peak in 10-12 years (15.5% alcohol)."
    Grade: Outstanding
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
    "A beam of ripe and sun-dried cherry fruit flavors is meshed with dense, plush tannins and rich notes of date, smoky mineral and herbes de Provence in this expressive, high-toned red. Medium-bodied and mouthwatering, with a lasting hint of Earl Grey tea on the firm finish. Best from 2019 through 2025."
  • Gambero Rosso Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
    Tre Bicchieri 2017
    Grade: Tre Bicchieri 2017

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