Balgera

Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo

9.183 ratings
9.120 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
Andrew Lohse

Dried, dehydrated red fruit. Some very light violet/lilac. Pickles. Mustard? Oaked. Medium body. Medium tannin - smooth palate. Medium- acid.

Dried, dehydrated red fruit. Some very light violet/lilac. Pickles. Mustard? Oaked. Medium body. Medium tannin - smooth palate. Medium- acid.

Jan 13th, 2018
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.0

Elegant if a bit more fruity tooty than most Nebbiolo, but perfectly in balance and pleasant. Gives the impression of red fruit that is slight dried, slightly sour, slightly sweet. Fun wine that I think is clearly at its peak.

Elegant if a bit more fruity tooty than most Nebbiolo, but perfectly in balance and pleasant. Gives the impression of red fruit that is slight dried, slightly sour, slightly sweet. Fun wine that I think is clearly at its peak.

Oct 2nd, 2017
Caleb Schiff

So fresh and light. Killer value.

So fresh and light. Killer value.

Aug 6th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Lovely. All the Nebbiolo class with more freshness. Perfume.

Lovely. All the Nebbiolo class with more freshness. Perfume.

1 person found it helpfulMar 21st, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Dried red fruit, rose, mint, violet on nose / strawberry big time, some leather in the background / fresh and light, with a little more complexity from the bottle age. Gorgeous.

Dried red fruit, rose, mint, violet on nose / strawberry big time, some leather in the background / fresh and light, with a little more complexity from the bottle age. Gorgeous.

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2018
Sara Thomas

Delicious! Red cherry, Ricola herbal notes, some iron. Valtellina rules! Paired beautifully w farro w porcinis and bacon

Delicious! Red cherry, Ricola herbal notes, some iron. Valtellina rules! Paired beautifully w farro w porcinis and bacon

Mar 20th, 2017
Steve Graf

Beautiful mountain wine

Beautiful mountain wine

Mar 14th, 2017
Giuseppe LoCascio

Amazing bottle...floral notes followed by tobacco leaves, leather, and a saline backbone...

Amazing bottle...floral notes followed by tobacco leaves, leather, and a saline backbone...

Mar 1st, 2017
Joe Corsini

Not quite as good as the '01, but still a fantastic wine for the price.

Not quite as good as the '01, but still a fantastic wine for the price.

Sep 4th, 2016
frank delzio

Outstanding balance, bouquet & flavors! Amazing value....

Outstanding balance, bouquet & flavors! Amazing value....

Jun 25th, 2016