Balgera

Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo

9.228 ratings
9.19 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
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
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
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
Paul Mawdsley

Light red, not as much brick hue as expected.
Leathery, slight clove. Very leathery but it doesn't take like bad Brett. Dark fruit and plum, blackberry. Cassis. Sawdust? Ethyl acetate.

Tannins are light, vanilla flavor. Bit of barnyard. Straw and musty. Thin body. Bramble note. Astringency is light but present. Acidity well balanced.

Light red, not as much brick hue as expected.
Leathery, slight clove. Very leathery but it doesn't take like bad Brett. Dark fruit and plum, blackberry. Cassis. Sawdust? Ethyl acetate.

Tannins are light, vanilla flavor. Bit of barnyard. Straw and musty. Thin body. Bramble note. Astringency is light but present. Acidity well balanced.

Aug 12th, 2017
Anthony Lombardi

A truly unique take on Nebbiolo. Still shows the floral & red berry aromatics, but somewhat lighter bodied than typical Piedmont Neb. More acidic in structure than a tannic beast and showing bright fresh red fruit to spare. Thoroughly enjoyed this on a warm evening.

A truly unique take on Nebbiolo. Still shows the floral & red berry aromatics, but somewhat lighter bodied than typical Piedmont Neb. More acidic in structure than a tannic beast and showing bright fresh red fruit to spare. Thoroughly enjoyed this on a warm evening.

Aug 7th, 2017
Will Howard

Smelled like asphalt and crushed flowers, great balance across palate, incredibly clean tannin, some earth but floral, wow!

Smelled like asphalt and crushed flowers, great balance across palate, incredibly clean tannin, some earth but floral, wow!

Jun 23rd, 2017
David Murphy

Maybe a dud bottle (or drinker) but "thin" rather than "elegant" and "needs food" rather than "food wine". Needed decanting to blow off on opening, and was completely expired after 24 hours. Bit of a disappointment.

Maybe a dud bottle (or drinker) but "thin" rather than "elegant" and "needs food" rather than "food wine". Needed decanting to blow off on opening, and was completely expired after 24 hours. Bit of a disappointment.

May 16th, 2017