SASSELLA Valtellina Superiore DOCG Nebbiolo

SASSELLA Valtellina Superiore DOCG Nebbiolo

SASSELLA Valtellina Superiore DOCG Nebbiolo

Sassella is probably the oldest historical area of vine cultivation in Valtellina. The rocks smoothed by the glacier frequently emerge from the ground and form natural terraces used as foundations for centuries-old dry stone walls. The Sassella zone can be divided into two areas: the first is located close to the Adda Valley with a southern exposure and is influenced by the 'Breva', the temperate wind blowing down from Lake Como; the second continues with an eastern exposure and is wedged at the beginning of the Valmalenco from which it receives the fresh alpine breezes. Most of the Nebbiolo used by Nino Negri is grown in the first area, which, thanks to the special characteristics of the microclimate, produces grapes with thin, delicate skins that naturally develop full, elegant aromas with soft, velvety tannins.

Region

Lombardia

Designation

DOCG

Variety

Chiavennasca (nebbiolo)

Colour

Red

Type

Still Wine

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