2018 vintage: The winter was decidedly snowy and rainy. The spring started off cold, delaying the vegetative recovery by 15 days compared to the average. The low rainfall in summer and early autumn prevented any phytosanitary problems, allowing a harvestof very healthy grapes.Unfortunately, the first ten days of September were characterisedby frequent violent storms, including hailstorms. No rainfellatallduringthe harvest period and then began again in November, continuingfor allthe month.The vintagewas difficult due to the temperature extremesduring the summer period, makingit difficult for the grapes to ripen. The drying period was also characterisedby above-average temperatures: this anomaly meant that pressing had to be brought forward to 15 November.The magnificentwork donein selectingby our vine-growers and the tenacity of our technicians made a greatwineof the Nebbioloda Sfursat5 Stelle2018, an example of determinationand Alpine character: bornfrom the mountains, bornfrom the wind.
Sfursat 5 Stelle DOCG has a medium-intensity ruby colour. On the nose, notes of violet, ripe berry fruit and delicate hints of sweet spices.
Fresh, rich and full bodied palate. A moderately lingering finish while young.
Red meats, game, mature cheeses.
Vineyards in the Valtellina Doc and DOCG appellations, on the slopes of Rhetian Alps, along the right side of Adda river.