Sforzato di Valtellina 5 Stelle Sfursat 2016
A skein of spice unwinds through this rich, full-bodied red, which displays a mouthwatering range of raspberry coulis and fig cake flavors, a streak of graphite-laced mineral and accents of Earl Grey tea and rose hip, defined by sculpted tannins. A lovely, harmonious wine, marrying subtle power and focus to elegance. Drink now through 2031.
Valtellina is an expanse of Mountain Vineyards lying at the foot of the Lombardy Alps. Founded in 1897, Nino Negri owns 35 acres of vineyards in Valtellina, where Nebbiolo (locally known as Chiavennasca) is grown on steep, centuries-old terraced vineyards. In 1956 Nino Negri was the first winery to bottle Sfursat, produced only in the best vintages. Danilo Drocco is the winery manager and winemake.