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Nino Negri Valtellina Sfursat 5 Stelle 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - A graceful red, with polished tannins and delicately knit layers of ripe black cherry and damson plum fruit, cured tobacco and accents...
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Nino Negri Valtellina Superiore Quadrio 2010 750ml

Rated 90 - #80 Top 100, 2014 - Rich, with a base note of tarry smoke, remaining elegant and medium-bodied overall, showing mouthwatering acidity...

2010 Nebbiolo Valtellina

The Nebbiolo grape varietal is widely understood to be the fruit responsible for Italy's finest aged wines. However, its popularity and reliability as a grape which gives out outstanding flavors and aromas has led it to be planted in many countries around the world, with much success. These purple grapes are distinguishable by the fact that they take on a milky dust as they begin to reach maturity, leading many to claim that this is the reason for their unusual name, which means 'fog' in Italian. Nebbiolo grapes produce wines which have a wide range of beautiful and fascinating flavors, the most common of which are rich, dark and complex, such as violet, truffle, tobacco and prunes. They are generally aged for many years to balance out their characteristics, as their natural tannin levels tend to be very high.