Nino Negri 5 Stelle Sfursat 2017 75cl 16% ABV
Nino Negri 5 Stelle Sfursat, Lombardy, Italy
This Red Wine has a unique nose with ripe plum and sweet spice aromas derived from the partial drying of the grapes. It has a delightful palate of dark fruits and spice that is extremely balanced, complex, and full-bodied.
Casa Vinicola Nino Negri, founded in 1897, is headquartered in Chiuro in the old fifteenth-century Castello Quadrio. It is one of the most renowned wineries in Valtellina and a synonym for Valtellina wines all over the world.
Due to the extremely steep hillsides, Nino Negrs estate is characterised by terracing, a system based on dry stone walls that support the terraced hillside vineyards built thousands of years ago to allow cultivation of the land.
The steep hillsides provide the perfect environment for Nebbiolo to thrive in, allowing optimum exposure to the mountain sun as well as protection from the cold winds, and the wide temperature ranges between day and night encourage the expressive uniqueness of the Nebbiolo grape, locally called the Chiavennasca.
All harvesting is done by hand and the grapes are transported down the mountain by helicopter so as to get them to the winery as quickly as possible.
The 5 Stelle Sfursat is a wine with exceptional body and structure, and an almost unrivalled long, lingering aroma. Sfursat is the quintessential vino da meditazione: deep, velvety and full-bodied, with endless progression, making it ideal both with meals and on its own.