Vigna Fracia Valtellina Superiore DOCG Valgella 2018

Nino Negri


Terroir: The schist rock is the result of the transformation of rocks at great depths during the formation of the Alps.The schist in the vineyard is blue and very prone to flaking. The wide terracing has allowed the deposit of soil made up mainly of sand, gravel and loam.

 

Vinificaiton: The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed. Rack and return as per the classic red winemaking process with fermentation at between 25 and 28°C.

Additional Information

A part of Nino Negri since 1897, this vineyard is situated at the convergence of alpine valleys with abundant glaciers and where cold breezes mean lower than average temperatures. The natural vegetation is Mediterranean with plants such as lavender and rosemary, a strange contrast to the low temperatures. The resulting wine is flavoursome and floral with a characteristically spicy aroma.

A distinctly snowy and rainy winter started off the 2018 vintage. A cold spring kept back active growth by 15 days compared to the seasonal norm. There then followed a regular summer season with average temperatures and low rainfall allowing ideal ripening for the Nebbiolo. The low rainfall and warmth continued into the beginning of October so avoiding the onset of any phytosanitary problems meaning that extremely healthy grapes were picked.

 

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Valtellina Superiore DOC
  • Winemaker: Danilo Drocco
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Gravel
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)

Recent Press

  • Score: 94 Points

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
    Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
    "Fresh flower, strawberry and mushroom aromas follow through to a medium body, with round tannins and tangy acidity. Candied oranges to the plummy fruit. Drinkable now, but even better in a year or two."

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