Valtellina is the best part of 2 hrs due north of Franciacorta, tucked up close to the Swiss border. It’s Italy’s only East - West valley, Tirano and Sondrio are the two most important towns. Apart from wine, the area has exceptional walking and mountain biking trails… you road bikers can spin a little further down the road to the foot of the Stelvio
100% Nebbiolo from vineyards in Sondrio and Grumello. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in stainless steel before ageing in French barriques (25% new).
Extra degree of alcohol, a bit richer, a touch more substance supporting a carefully judged touch of new oak. Mineral soaked, thoroughly delicious and properly serious red wine.
Pairs well with Osso Buco and wild mushrooms