2013 Nino Negri Valtellina Superiore Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)
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Violets, Leather and Spice
The Valtellina is a region rich in history, where ancient terraces are planted to vines trained low, to catch all the available meagre mountain sunlight to ripen red grapes. Well under the alpine influence, nebbiolo is known as chiavennasca.
At these dizzying heights, nebbiolo has ‘beautiful floral top notes of rose and violets, with a fineness on the palate that doesn’t compromise its meaty intensity.’
With seven years under its belt, tertiary tones of charcuterie and leather create a lovely backdrop This wine is in its prime.
Slow cooked meats or roasted vegetables with a touch of char would be a lovely match for this wine.