Sandro Fay - Valtellina Superiore Valgella Cá Morei 2016

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REGION: Lombardia

APPELLATION: VALTELLINA SUPERIORE VALGELLA DOCG 

VARIETY  100% Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca )

TRELLIS FORM: Guyot 

PRODUCTION AREA:  Valgella, Municipality of Teglio. Ca'Morei vineyard, 
 situated at 550 meters of altitude with south exposure 

SOIL: Sandy  (70%) Silty (20%)

WINE MAKING: Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tank, malolactic fermentation and aging for 12 months in oak  Barrels 

 

 Sandro Fay's Ca Morei Valtellina Superiore is 100% Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca in Valtellina dialect). This single-vineyard red is grown at a higher elevation compared to Costa Bassa, the basic wine from Sandro Fay. This different exposure gives the wine more body and darker fruit. This wine is a perfect example of how Sandro Fay is committed to promoting single vineyards, which produce wines with distinctive characteristics due to their different soils and altitudes. They practice organic viticulture, and this Nebbiolo goes through fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 2 weeks with maceration for 6 days.
Afterward, it goes through malolactic fermentation and then aging for 12 months in barriques. Its aromas bring to mind classic Nebbiolo notes: deep, dark cherry, roses, licorice, and a faint trace of cinnamon bark. This phenomenal wine has a persistent yet soft tannin structure.
A gorgeous and immediately accessible expression of Nebbiolo. Carries the freshness and vitality of youth with the complexity and depth often revealed by age. One of Valtellina’s most “Barolo-like” wines in profile but not power. Aromas bring to mind classic Nebbiolo notes. Elegant and energetic. Feels natural and unadulterated by oak
Drink now. It is an excellent pair with braised meats or polenta.

 

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