Alfio Mozzi

Grisone Sassella Valtellina Superiore Chiavennasca 2015

Light body, deep flavor. Earthy and savory, with tobacco and a core of dark cherry, lively with slightly sticky tannin. Yum! — a month ago

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Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Stella Retica Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2015

Lovely alpine Nebbiolo from a terrific producer. This is a different animal than your Langhe Nebbiolo... there’s some additional ripeness, minerality, and rusticity, an expression of place and perhaps this local derivative of Nebbiolo: Chiavennasca — 3 years ago

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Sandro Fay

Sassella Il Glicine Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo

Unbelievably light and smooth for a young “Nebbiolo”, but of course this is “Chiavennasca” and we are in Lombardia, not the Langhe. Pretty cranberry and blackberry notes with a hint of of something herbal/vegetal. — 5 years ago

Nino Negri

Quadrio Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2016

Im biased towards Italian mountain reds, so not surprised that I have a crush on this qpr from Lombardy. For about 16$ you get a lithe,medium bodied 90% Chiavennasca (local version of Nebbiolo), 10% merlot with an ease on the palate- ‘suppose that’s the influence of the Merlot. Builds in power & depth with air. Sweet rose hips, wild berries, underbrush. Nice back end length though the sweetness not my thing. For Nebbiolo fiends, a real find. Only about 1800 bottles imported, according to its importer, Wildman. — 2 years ago

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Riserva Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo

Black Truffle ravioli, heirloom tomatoes, and farm fresh kale went perfectly with this properly aged Valtellina Nebbiolo. It has truffle and aged salumi with baked plum and smoky cherry bursting aromatically alongside violet and briny plum reduction. A corned beef and grilled pork along with ground steak skimming. Amazing. Blood orange dried bing and cran, dried violet, cedar and light tobacco, clove, and lightest graphite. This is elegant as a samurai sword with the blacksmith residue to prove it, Rose petal, and a hemp resin moment tamed by cinnamon. Incredible on all levels. #rainoldi #rainoldivaltellina #valtellina #valtellinasuperiore #sassellareserva #nebbiolo #chiavennasca — 3 years ago

Severn, David and 4 others liked this


Rosso Di Valtellina Chiavennasca

Dusty earth, liqueur cherries, candied violet petals, pomegranate, stewed strawberries, leather, anise; acidity is still super bright, fine, powdery tannins. — 5 years ago

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Söl Chiavennasca 2018

Very good. Helen's. — 2 years ago

Cynthia Brown
with Cynthia

Azienda Agricola Barbacan

Rosso Di Valtellina 2018

This is mostly Chiavennasca, the local name for Nebbiolo. Cherry, black pepper. Balanced tannins and great acidity. Fermented in a mix of concrete and stainless steel, then aged for 9 months before an additional 3 months in bottle. — 3 years ago

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A. Pelizzatti

Sassorosso Grumello Valtellina Superiore Chiavennasca Blend 2014

Still fresh in spite of a little oak sweetness, fluid commercial style — 5 years ago