Balgera

Riserva Grumello Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo

9.218 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Valtellina, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.0

Beautiful, nimble, aromatic Nebbiolo (chiavennasca), supposedly a more structured subzone but still very pretty and feminine. Slightly corked.

Beautiful, nimble, aromatic Nebbiolo (chiavennasca), supposedly a more structured subzone but still very pretty and feminine. Slightly corked.

Jan 7th, 2018
Anthony Lombardi

Finicky wine. Needs some air to get going, but the tannins have largely resolved, so drinks a bit delicate. That said, the palate is beautifully finessed red berries with enough fresh acid intact to give it a lift. The nose is classic Nebbiolo flowers and light red fruit. Very pretty. Ready to enjoy right now.

Finicky wine. Needs some air to get going, but the tannins have largely resolved, so drinks a bit delicate. That said, the palate is beautifully finessed red berries with enough fresh acid intact to give it a lift. The nose is classic Nebbiolo flowers and light red fruit. Very pretty. Ready to enjoy right now.

Sep 16th, 2020
David D

Lots of leather, velvety tannins, mellow acidity but still bright, belies its age. Dried roses and tobacco, ripe red fruit. From Flatiron Wines.

UPDATE: Had again Oct. 2018, decanted for 6 hours, even better.

Lots of leather, velvety tannins, mellow acidity but still bright, belies its age. Dried roses and tobacco, ripe red fruit. From Flatiron Wines.

UPDATE: Had again Oct. 2018, decanted for 6 hours, even better.

May 5th, 2018
aisforalan

delicious. nice brick color. brighter and more fresh fruit than you’d expect. some good funkiness as well. from flatiron. buy again please. update: had it again oct 2018 and raised rating to 9.2. decanted for 6hrs.

delicious. nice brick color. brighter and more fresh fruit than you’d expect. some good funkiness as well. from flatiron. buy again please. update: had it again oct 2018 and raised rating to 9.2. decanted for 6hrs.

May 5th, 2018
Kevin Owens

A very enjoyable wine but I expected more.

A very enjoyable wine but I expected more.

Aug 19th, 2017
Frank

Fruitier neb than langhe, Barolo or barbaresco. Oak and structure.

Fruitier neb than langhe, Barolo or barbaresco. Oak and structure.

Jun 8th, 2017
Rob Moose

The sleeper hit of the duck night. Open for business, but with remarkable structural staying power, and played well with the sweet saltiness of the Peking plate

The sleeper hit of the duck night. Open for business, but with remarkable structural staying power, and played well with the sweet saltiness of the Peking plate

Apr 27th, 2017
Nick Piccone

Fruitier than most nebbiolos. Well balanced - long, mellow finished.

Fruitier than most nebbiolos. Well balanced - long, mellow finished.

Oct 8th, 2016
Diana Eng

Slightly more rustic Nebbiolo, but smoother after decanting. Black cherries, currants. Good value of the age. Would drink again.

Slightly more rustic Nebbiolo, but smoother after decanting. Black cherries, currants. Good value of the age. Would drink again.

Mar 17th, 2016
Nena Madonia

Elegante smooth lovely I've never had 2000 before and it was outstanding.

Elegante smooth lovely I've never had 2000 before and it was outstanding.

Jun 11th, 2015