Sondrio, Lombardia

Alberto Marsetti

Grumello Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2015

Woodsy berries, wild cherries, herbs, rosehip, beach plum. This is so pretty and textured - and light- and there’s a hint of barnyard that accentuates the elegance. Clarity and lightness. A subtle bitter finish and modest tannins. Pairs perfectly with late summer fare. — 16 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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My favorite Valtellina producer (though I’ve never splurged for an extravagantly-priced Ar.Pe.Pe. wine).
Lyle Fass

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@Josh Morgenthau motalli renato I like more. Love marsetti. Reason I sell it but renato is the more soulful, interesting wine. The Pepe of Valtellina if you may.

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Rosso di Valtellina Chiavennasca 2018

Very light Nebbiolo. Was a great after dinner bottle to ease into the night. Bold in flavor, slight sweetness. Terrific bottle. — 20 days ago

Asyera Nataria
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Rainoldi

Inferno Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2015

My very first Nebbiolo wine was a 1975 Valgella from Rainoldi. And my first interview to try to get into the NYC wine business after college in 83 was with the company (C. Daniele, now long-gone, who occupied a ramshackle office on 125th Street, I think) who imported Rainoldi then. So this wine brings up some ancient memories. It’s actually quite nice. It’s more rustic than many Valtellinas I’ve had. Nose has lots of sour cherry fruit laced with clean stony minerality and a bit of barrel spice. Intense yet not heavy in the mouth, with nice interplay between sour and ripe cherry. Nice minerality too. Tangy acidity and a bit of elbowy tannin give structure. Clingy finish. Went really well with bistecca alla pizzaiola. — a month ago

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Angelo Casagrande

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Haven’t seen that one up here

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Riserva Rocce Rosse Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2007

Beautiful northern Italian Nebbiolo — 16 days ago

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Brian, Ira and 8 others liked this
Paul K Sorbo

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Love this wine!

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Stella Retica Riserva Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2011

Great stuff! A crowd favorite. Bright fruit. Only a hint of aged character. — 15 days ago

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Eli Barton

Eli Barton

Yeah this was lovely, and a treat. Still plenty of freshness and decent depth.

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Il Pettirosso Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio Nebbiolo 2016

Showing very well tonight. Great purity—so clean it feels like a health drink, which, of course it is. Nose of pure fruit, expansive palate—cherry, white pepper, & forest floor wrapped around a sweet high-toned jolly rancher core. Pretty as all get out. #arpepe — a month ago

Alsu Shakirova
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Jim Wagonfeld

Jim Wagonfeld

Nice weekday wine. @Roy Whitehead would be proud.

Renato Motalli

Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio Nebbiolo Rosato 2015

If all rose were this food I’d drink a ton of rose.

Nose is heaven. A field of lemon flowers blinded by Nebbiolo flowers.

Palate is so elegant. Savory. God. So delicious. Orange peel. Spice. It’s like An amazing Nebbiolo ... but rose.

Almost like gods Negroni. But low alcohol.

One of the best roses ive had.

Bought from fass selections
— 23 days ago

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Azienda Agricola Barbacan

Livèl Valtellina Superiore Valgella Red Blend

Ki Punwar
9.1

Cool climate Italian. Very good — 3 days ago

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Balgera

Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2006

Classic rustic Italian. Earthy… bit of dry cherry. Just a hint of sweetness. As much as I love French and Napa juice, only Italy does this. — 21 days ago

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Balgera

Inferno Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2011

Fine and delineated tannic structure with angles and edges instead of curves and roundness. The core of juicy wild berry/cherry fruit and rusticity give this a playful personality. VA and oxidation in check with this bottle, which is nice given some variation experienced in the past. Succulent alpine berries, licorice whip, herbs similar to a liquor or remedy of some sort, tar, porcini. — a month ago

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