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Nino Negri - Vigna Sassorosso Valtellina Superiore Grumello DOCG 2019


Terrior: The shallow layer of soil is made up of loam and sand and lies on brittle, metamorphic rock which allows the roots to penetrate. The schist rock is the result of the transformation of rocks at great depths during the formation of the Alps. This vineyard in particular is noted for the unmistakable red colour of the ferrous inclusions in the rock.   Vinification: 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.After malolactic fermentation, the wine is left for at least 12 months in medium sized oak barrels and a small amount in barriques. The wine ages for at least a further six months in the bottle

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The distinctive character of the parent rock comes across strongly in the wine beginning with its bright ruby red colour of great transparency tending towards garnet. On the nose reminiscent of small red fruit such as blackberry, currant, cherry and raspberry with fresh, floral notes of violet and rose and a finish of wild berries. A dense and silky tannic structure on the palate with a flavoursome beginning and long lasting finish. A wine of great austerity and purity with considerable potential for ageing.   Technical Details
  • Appellation: Valtellina DOCG
  • Winemaker: Danilo Drocco
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, loam
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  • Alcohol: 13.5%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Recent News edit

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 90

Author: Jeff Porter

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023

Forward and upfront aromas of black cherry, blackberry and macerated raspberries combine with anise, wild herbs and dried roses making a statement from the start. Lush and driven on the palate by wild red berries, sweet and savory spices blend with the juicy fruit notes leading to fine tannins and a distinct mineral finish Rating: 90

Author: James Suckling

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023

Aromas of sliced plum, red licorice, toasted thyme and hibiscus. Medium-bodied with velvety tannins. Straightforward with real freshness and juicy red fruit. Drink now.

Wine Spectator Rating: 93

Author: Alison Napjus

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023

Savory at first, with tar-tinged smoke, loamy earth and grilled herb notes becoming a more subtle thread that winds through flavors of plum sauce, cherry reduction, anise and graphite. Long and lightly juicy throughout, with a creamy edge to the otherwise chewy tannins, which firm the spiced finish. Best from 2024 through 2029. 1,666 cases made, 500 cases imported.