Sunday, March 8, 2009

Nino Negri Sfursat Valtellina Superiore 2005

Another wine sampled at NY Tre Bicchieri event:

Coming from Valtellina, in Lombardia, Italy and made from 100% Chiavennasca grapes which are left to dry for 3 months before vinification, this wine is aged in stainless steel tanks and then for 20 months in large Slavonian oak barrels.

Rich garnet red in color with a slight minerality prefaces notes of cherries, plums, spices and black pepper on the nose, followed by a palate expressing warmth and full body. A flood of resinous flavors follow with hints of licorice, finishing with a nutty polished veneer.

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