'Vigneto Fracia' Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2006

Nino Negri

Terroir: The Nino Negri Vigneto Fracia is produced from the estate vineyard of the same name. This 16 acre steep, terraced vineyard sits high on the south facing hillside in the commune of Chiuro within the Valgella subzone. Special clones and vinestocks have been selected and densely planted at over 12,000 plants per acre. Soils are poor consisting primarily of sand and granite gravel.

Vinification: The Vigneto Fracia ripens later than the rest of the region with harvest typically conducted in mid to late October. Selection is strict in the vineyard and grapes are sorted again after arrival at the winery. The must is macerated for 8 days and then aged for 16-20 months in small French oak casks.

Additional Information

With a vivid garnet color and brick-red tints, the wine has expressive aromas of dried flowers (violets, wild roses) and spices, with a note of blackberry preserve. On the palate, the wine has a dry, warm, savoury flavor with notes of ripe plums and bitter almonds on the long finish.

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009

    The 2006 Valtellina Superiore Vigneto Fracia possesses lovely volume and depth in its perfumed red cherries, licorice, tar and flowers. The use of French oak has given the Fracia an extra dimension of depth and textural richness that is quite appealing.

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