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"Albareda" Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG 2018

"Albareda" Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG 2018.
92

WS

95

LM

Biologico
Da Regalare
Vino premiato
Mamete Prevostini
Vintage: 2018
Location: Lombardy, Valtellina
8
£ 75.00 £ 60.00 -20%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 80.00/lt.)
cod. S2778
The spearhead of Valtellina

What: A champion of finesse
Why: For those who love strong sensations
Perfect with: Polenta and beef stew

Marketed by: Svinando Wine Club via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
AWARDED AWARDED
"Albareda" Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG 2018
Mamete Prevostini
Vintage: 2018
Location: Lombardy, Valtellina

92

Wine spectator

95

Luca Maroni


£ 75.00 £ 60.00 -20%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 80.00/lt.)
cod. S2778
The spearhead of Valtellina

What: A champion of finesse
Why: For those who love strong sensations
Perfect with: Polenta and beef stew

Marketed by: Svinando Wine Club via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
"Albareda" Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG 2018 - Mamete Prevostini

We are in the presence of one of the noblest wines of Italy. The Sforzato di Valtellina represents the spearhead of the area. An important wine, made only from the best grapes, harvested when fully ripe and left to dry patiently for months in fruit cellars. The wait is until about January to give the bunches time to lose most of their water and concentrate the best aromas and flavors. Before moving on to winemaking, however, the bunches, which have already lost much of their weight, are carefully selected by hand. Any grapes that are not perfectly healthy or affected by mold must be removed. Only the perfect ones can finally be sent for processing. Delicately destemmed, they are crushed and sent to stainless steel tanks for the long maceration and alcoholic fermentation. It takes about 21 days for this to be completed. This is followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in oak for 20 months. But at that point the wine is not yet ready. Before it is finally put on the market, in fact, you have to wait almost another year in which it rests in the bottle in the safety of the winery. A long and difficult journey that pays off from the first sip. This Albareda, in fact, is a wine of incredible finesse, despite its high alcohol content and great concentration. The color is dark garnet red with orange reflections. On the nose it features notes of spices and red fruits in spirit, raisins and wilted roses. on the palate it is warm, full with pronounced sensations of jam.

A beautiful story, that of the Mamete Prevostini Winery. A story made of passion for a unique territory, such as the Valtellina, and of a vine that, here as elsewhere, has the ability to give life to extraordinary wines. We are obviously talking about Nebbiolo, which in these parts is called Chiavennasca. The original Mamete Prevostini, grandfather of the current owner of the company, began to produce wine immediately after the end of the WWI It did so by exploiting an ancient crotto, a natural cave that has always been used as a cellar in the Chiavenna Valley. But it wasn't until 1995 that his grandson made his debut with a real quality production for the market. Today the winery can count on a total of 20 hectares of vineyards, of which 8 are owned and the remaining 12 are rented. Mamete Prevostini's wines, which have been awarded by critics and international wine guides, undoubtedly represent a point of reference for the entire area.

Technical Data Sheet
CHARACTERISTICS
  • TypeDry Still Red Wine DOCG
  • Location Lombardy
  • Grapes Nebbiolo 100%
  • Sensations Dark garnet red color with orange reflections. Spicy aroma with hints of red fruits in alcohol, raisins and dried roses. Warm, full and vigorous flavor, soft and round with pronounced jammy sensations. A wine of great body but also of great finesse.
  • Vinification The grapes exclusively from the Grumello and Sassella subzones are dried until mid-January and then carefully selected at the sorting table; here the attention to detail is at the highest level and grapes that are not perfectly intact or that are affected by mold are eliminated. After gentle destemming, the lightly crushed grapes are sent to stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation takes place following 21 days of maceration of the skins on the must at a temperature of 25?C. After pressing, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in oak barrels where refinement continues for about 20 months. Before being released on the market, the wine is refined in the bottle for 10 months.
  • Alcoholic strength 16,5% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Tips Store in a cool place, away from light, bottle lying down. Refrigerate no more than 24 h beforehand. Open and serve immediately.
  • Serving temperature 10°
  • GlassLarge Balloon / Burgundy
  • When to drink it from aging
  • Pairing Meat menu
VINEYARD
  • Terrain 80% sand, 20% silt, no limestone, it is a granite rock with a rare clay content
  • Exposure and altitude South
  • Breeding method Guyot
  • Planting density 4000 vines per hectare
Awarded
  • Luca Maroni 95
  • Wine Spectator 92

    A balanced, medium- to full-bodied red, lightly juicy and well-spiced, this offers baked fig and strawberry fruit, iron and dried mint flavors, framed by fine-grained tannins. Harmonious and appealing. Drink now through 2025. 

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