2015 Mamete Prevostini Sassella Valtellina Nebbiolo Superiore


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Ruby red color with light garnet shades. Intense and fine bouquet with hints of black cherry, hazelnut and red berries. Harmonious velvety taste but strong at the same time. 

Great with a hearty Italian dinner or meat dishes.

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Italy’s best kept treasure. Nebbiolo produces some of the greatest wines in the world, but is hardly planted outside of its home country. Famous to Italy’s Piedmont region, look for these twin stars that are 100% Nebbiolo: Barolo and Barbaresco. This renowned grape produces glorious red wine containing complex flavors with high acid and tannin, allowing these babies (in the right hands) to age for years to come. Grab yourself a bottle, or three, and see for yourself what these wines can do!

The Prevostini family have been producing wine on the terraced slopes of Valtellina since the mid-1940s. The family had long owned a historic restaurant in Sondrio at the gateway to the Valtellina in far northern Italy, in the foothills of the Dolomites in Lombardy, for which they made some house wines from the local Nebbiolo (here called Chiavennasca) and reserve wines made from the famous villages of the secluded Valtellina: Sassella, Grumello and Inferno. The grandfather, Mamete, made wine from local grapes for his restaurant customers, taking advantage of crotti, the natural caves found throughout the region and which provide ideal cellar conditions. This eventually grew into a separate business, today run by winemaker and grandson Mamete Prevostini, who has become renowned for the silky, elegant Nebbioli he has been producing on his own since 1995.

They truly capture the perfumed, silky-textured character of Nebbiolo with great transparency, and are among the most sophisticated wines we have tasted from the region. Mamete himself is a dedicated ambassador for the region, as President of the Consorzio. He recently completed construction of a brand new cellar located in the heart of the Valtellina. The location adjacent to the vineyards is not only picturesque, but also allows the grapes to make just a quick trip from vineyard to tank during harvest.


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