‘Vigneto Fracia’ Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2016

Nino Negri


Terroir: The Nino Negri Vigneto Fracia is produced from the estate vineyard of the same name. This 16 acre steep, terraced vineyard sits high on the south facing hillside in the commune of Chiuro within the Valgella subzone. Special clones and vinestocks have been selected and densely planted at over 12,000 plants per acre. Soils are poor consisting primarily of sand and granite gravel.

Vinification: The Vigneto Fracia ripens later than the rest of the region with harvest typically conducted in mid to late October. Selection is strict in the vineyard and grapes are sorted again after arrival at the winery. The must is macerated for 8 days and then aged for 16-20 months in small French oak casks.

Additional Information

Bright garnet with brick red highlights in the glass; concentrated aromas of dried flowers, violet and wild rose to the fore, spices and hints of blackberry jam. Dry, warm, full- flavored palate with an elegant finish of ripe plum and lingering bitter almond.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Valtellina Superiore DOCG
  • Winemaker: Casimiro Maule
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Gravel
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.2 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.5 g/l
  • Avg Production: 12-20,000 bottles
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
    "The 2016 Valtellina Superiore Vigneto Fracia is a pretty, mid-weight wine with tons of character. Dried cherry, game, licorice, incense and sweet floral notes give the 2016 striking layers of nuance. Light on its feet and gracious in feel, the 2016 is a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next few years. The 2016 is all class."
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
    "Ripe cherry, strawberry, rose hip and lavender aromas and flavors are married to sleek, trim tannins in this snappy, medium-bodied red. Tightly meshed and fresh, with a minerally finish. Drink now through 2026. 830 cases made, 50 cases imported."

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