Nino Negri

Sfursat Valtellina Nebbiolo

9.232 ratings
9.24 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
Ryan Flinn

Beautiful and weird - a Nebbiolo from a northern region of Italy that clocks in at 15.5 but no sense of heat on the tongue.

Beautiful and weird - a Nebbiolo from a northern region of Italy that clocks in at 15.5 but no sense of heat on the tongue.

Jun 20th, 2017
Bill Ward

Fabulous structure, tons of stuffing, sensuous grip, sublime finish.

Fabulous structure, tons of stuffing, sensuous grip, sublime finish.

Dec 8th, 2016
Michael Meyer

Amarone meets Barolo. An amazing wine (and appellation) that I never knew existed. Super rich and powerful due to its appassimento styling, but with the elegance and aromatics that are inherent to Chiavennasca (or Nebbiolo as we call it everywhere outside Lombardy). Tannins are firm but fine, and a nice dollop of acidity to make this an extremely versatile food wine. Finishes long and sweetly spiced. Like Amarone this can probably age forever, but it definitely be approached now.

Amarone meets Barolo. An amazing wine (and appellation) that I never knew existed. Super rich and powerful due to its appassimento styling, but with the elegance and aromatics that are inherent to Chiavennasca (or Nebbiolo as we call it everywhere outside Lombardy). Tannins are firm but fine, and a nice dollop of acidity to make this an extremely versatile food wine. Finishes long and sweetly spiced. Like Amarone this can probably age forever, but it definitely be approached now.

May 13th, 2017
Daragh Hoey

Second from the Valtellina tasting. Sun dried Nebbiolo (similar technique to Amarone, but predates it). Roars out of the bottle. It is intense and hot. Not overextracted, but full of spice and confidence. Rusty orange hue, which immediately makes me happy. There's plenty of blue and black fruit, and it's kept in check with great structure.

Second from the Valtellina tasting. Sun dried Nebbiolo (similar technique to Amarone, but predates it). Roars out of the bottle. It is intense and hot. Not overextracted, but full of spice and confidence. Rusty orange hue, which immediately makes me happy. There's plenty of blue and black fruit, and it's kept in check with great structure.

Mar 12th, 2017
ADAM STROMFELD

Raisins on the nose can you say beautiful and long full bodied perfectly balanced some Dried tar blows up in your mouth!!!! Wit a beauty

Raisins on the nose can you say beautiful and long full bodied perfectly balanced some Dried tar blows up in your mouth!!!! Wit a beauty

Aug 4th, 2016
Morgan Diamant

Sforzato di Valtellina by Nino Negri 2011 - 100% Nebbiolo from Lombardy - extremely well-perfumed nose. Flowers (mainly roses but some purple flowers as well) and cherries and a hint of balsamic. Very similar to a Barolo, and less tannic than an old school Barolo of this age but really beautiful wine with a heavier emphasis on the floral notes. Similar to a La Morra in style - heavy tho at 15.5% ABV

Sforzato di Valtellina by Nino Negri 2011 - 100% Nebbiolo from Lombardy - extremely well-perfumed nose. Flowers (mainly roses but some purple flowers as well) and cherries and a hint of balsamic. Very similar to a Barolo, and less tannic than an old school Barolo of this age but really beautiful wine with a heavier emphasis on the floral notes. Similar to a La Morra in style - heavy tho at 15.5% ABV

Jul 26th, 2016
Andrea Watt

Somewhat bitter but big and flavorful. Too bitter for me.

Somewhat bitter but big and flavorful. Too bitter for me.

Jun 1st, 2016
Josh

Great nose, mushrooms/truffles.

Great nose, mushrooms/truffles.

Mar 21st, 2016
Andrea Watt

Earthy, full, forest floor with high alcohol but a juicy feel too.

Earthy, full, forest floor with high alcohol but a juicy feel too.

Jan 27th, 2016
Nesim Bekalti

60-90 days appassimento. 100% Nebbiolo

60-90 days appassimento. 100% Nebbiolo

Feb 13th, 2015