- 2018 Rosso di Valtellina Nebbiolo

2018 Rosso di Valtellina Nebbiolo

Lombardy, Italy 

A lighter bodied 100% Nebbiolo with finesse for days. Vibrant with notes of sour cherries, clove and soft florals. Pretty perfumed palate. This wine is made using traditional methods, with the grapes being harvested manually from vines that cling to granite slopes in the alpine Valtellina. The Perego familia has been tending vines on these sheer mountainous terraces since 1860. Their rosso is an honest expression of the family's values: "time and humility are what make our wine the purest, sincerest expression of this land and of the people who cultivate it with such dedication. This was the lesson we were taught by our father Arturo, without letting ourselves be influenced by passing fashions and conventional tastes."

This Neb is ready to drink now and would appeal to lovers of Burgundian Pinot. Give it some air and watch it bloom. Chilling is on the cards, too.