Magnum Sfursat 5 Stelle, Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG, Nino Negri
Magnum Sfursat 5 Stelle, Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG, Nino Negri
A hot, regular year with favorable temperature variations while the grapes were ripening and a slightly early harvest, between the end of September and the beginning of October. The wine has a bright and nicely intense garnet color which on the edge veers towards an antique pink. The bouquet is intense, heady and penetrating with a light boisé note and scents of cherries preserved in spirits and licorice accents. The mouthfeel is full-bodied, rich and yet nicely balanced by the acidity and pronounced tannins that are almost youthful. The finish is warm and persistent.

Country and Region: Italy,Lombardy

Classification: Sfursat di Valtellina DOCG

Producer: Nino Negri

Wine Style: Red

Grape Varieties : Nebbiolo

Vinification: For 5 Stelle, the finest vines are chosen from sub-zones of Inferno, Grumello and Fracia. The vines are trained using the arched variant of the Guyot system (3,500 vines/hectare) on terraces well exposed to the south at an altitude of 400-450 metres on loose shallow sandy-loamy soils, and yield 60 quintals/hectare. For Sfursat 5 Stelle DOCG, only 35% of the grapes, meticulously selected by hand, are selected after the bunches are raisined. The selection of the Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) bunches for this vintage began at the end of September and ended at the beginning of October. The harvested bunches were placed in crates (only one layer, max. 4 kg per box) and allowed to dry naturally (using the ‘appassimento’) in a drying loft, where they lost about 30% of their weight. In mid-January, at the end of raisining, the grapes were destemmed and pressed getting to the cellar at a temperature of 4°C, here they stayed for 3 days in cryomaceration (to allow aromas to develop), then fermented for 12 days at 25°/26°C. The vinification of the Sfursat lasted until the end of February. Towards the end of fermentation, after a 24-hour period in vats, the wine was transferred to new French barriques from Allier and Nevers for 20 months, where alcoholic and malolactic fermentation was completed. The wine matures in the bottle for about 6 months before release on to the market.

ABV: 16%

Closure: Natural Cork

Note: Doctor Wine, 93 points

Case Size: 1

Case price: £ 175.00

Bottle Price: £ 175.00