Sandro Fay ‘Rosso di Valtellina’
Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo) 2018
Lombardy, Italy

$40.00

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Style: Red: Light, bright and floral

Producer: Sandro Fay

Region: Valtellina, Italy

Grape: Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Thin sand & silt on primary rock

Farming: Organic

Oak: Stainless steel

Alcohol: 12.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: One of the most breathtaking wine regions on the planet. Valtellina is tucked into the northern pocket of Lombardy hugging the Swiss border. Sandro Fay make this delicious wine from Chiavennasca or Nebbiolo as it is called elsewhere. Bright, light and perfumed. The nose is super alluring and the palate is silky with refreshing acidity and fine alpine tannins.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Due to its challenging climate and terrain, Valtellina was once regarded as the last frontier of Italian viticulture. Tucked up in the northern pocket of Lombardy hugging the Swiss border, Valtellina has come a long way in a short period of time and is steadily shaking off the ‘Piedmont’s poor cousin’ label. The Valtellina Valley is only a 2.5hr drive from Milan, it’s surprisingly isolated and is often spoken about as being the least explored wine region in the country. To the north are the imposing Swiss Alps, and to the south is the Orobie Bergamo National Park. The valley runs from East to West split down the middle by the Adda River and is broken up into 5 subzones. At the eastern end of the valley in the zone of Valgella, near the town of Teglio is where you will find the tiny Estate of Sandro Fay.

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Review

Style: Red: Light, bright and floral

Producer: Sandro Fay

Region: Valtellina, Italy

Grape: Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Thin sand & silt on primary rock

Farming: Organic

Oak: Stainless steel

Alcohol: 12.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: One of the most breathtaking wine regions on the planet. Valtellina is tucked into the northern pocket of Lombardy hugging the Swiss border. Sandro Fay make this delicious wine from Chiavennasca or Nebbiolo as it is called elsewhere. Bright, light and perfumed. The nose is super alluring and the palate is silky with refreshing acidity and fine alpine tannins.

Sebastian Crowther MS