Valtellina Superiore

Pliny the Elder and Leonardo di Vinci both wrote about the “powerful” wines from Valtellina Superiore, a 50km alpine hillside northeast of Lake Como.

Here, an impressive 2500km of stone walls terrace the slopes so that viticulture can occur, and the vines are almost all Nebbiolo, the most terroir-expressive red grape in Italy. While a lot has changed in terms of winemaking method, the simple fact remains: these steep, sun-baked slopes were excellent for wine in Roman times, and they’re excellent for wine now. Never heard of Valtellina? You’re not alone. What it lacks in name recognition, it more than delivers in uniqueness, elegance and aromatics.*

Valtellina Superiore in the Press

New York Times

Sources

Openingabottle.com 

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