Valtellina Sassella Sforzato
Deep and well-balanced, this Sforzato from Valtellina, is a mountain-produced, dry passito made from Nebbiolo. It has a round palate and is bursting with ripe currant and dark mature fruit. Very balanced and terrific finish.
Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG rules require the grapes be partially dried prior to pressing to obtain the required 14% alcohol content, and in this regard Valtellina’s drier and cooler winter months are quite important. The process is reminiscent of what we know of Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG in Veneto, and the wine is classified as a Passito type.
Appellation: Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG
Type: Red, dry, passito wine
Varietal: 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo).