'5 Stelle' Sfursat di Valtellina DOCG 2009

Nino Negri

Produced only in the best years, Nino Negri's flagship wine 5 Stelle Sfursat di Valtellina is made from the regions finest selections of Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo).

Terroir: Sfursat “5 Stelle” is sourced from estate vineyards in the higher elevations of the Inferno, Grumello and Valgella sub-zones sitting on southeast exposures at elevations over 1200 feet. Vines are densely planted and tended using the archetto variation of the Guyot system, which further limits yields.

Vinification: Nino Negri limits harvest to only 25% of the total crop thus ensuring that only the highest quality fruit makes its way to the winery. Upon arrival the sorted bunches are placed into wooden crates where they will sit until the new year when they are naturally dry. The juice is macerated and fermented in stainless steel prior to aging over a period of 18-24 months in Allier oak. 33,000 bottles produced.

Additional Information

With a garnet-brick color; the wine shows complex aromas of cloves, cinnamon and pepper with plum jam, raisins and tar notes. On the palate, the wine has a dry, warm, full-bodied character, austere from its prominent acidity yet harmonious, with an elegant finish, and roasted hazelnut and licorice traces.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Valtellina Superiore DOCG
  • Winemaker: Casimiro Maule
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Gravel
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  • Alcohol: 14.5%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 1.5L
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image The Tasting Panel Author: Anthony Dias Blue
    Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014

    "Fragrant and complex with racy acidity and bright, tangy fruit; earth spice, and deep, ripe flavors; long, rich and layered."

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Monday, April 1, 2013

    "An elegant red, meshing supple tannins and mouthwatering acidity with layers of dried black cherry, grilled plum, smoke, salumi, pomegranate, and fragrant leather. Delivers good grip on the long, spiced finish."

  • Wine Image Gambero Rosso Author: Unlisted
    Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    Review not yet published

    Grade: Tre Bicchieri
  • Wine Image Associazione Italiana Sommeliers Author: Unlisted
    Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    Review not available at this time

    Grade: Cinque Grappoli
    5 Grapes- Top award for this publication

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