Alfio Mozzi Grisone Sassella Valtellina Superiore, 2011

Variety(ies):  Nebbiolo

100% Nebbiolo from the same steep slopes of sand and rocky schist as the Grisone Riserva. An elegant example that has exceptionally bright fruit, freshness and a warmth, but not heaviness. The flavor profile is similar to the Grisone Riserva – red cherry, roses, tar and lavender. This wine is medium bodied with lively acidity. This wine spends around 18 months in botti grandi of 20 to 30 hectolitres. It rests another six months in bottle before release. Perfect paired with Bresaoloa or other cured or air dried meats. Once again I’m giving you the recipe for a Valtellina tradition, pizzoccheri (and it has nothing to do with pizza) -- (http://www.disgracesonthemenu.com/2011/01/pizzoccheri-della-valtellina.html. It’s worth the time and effort if the food and wine pairing thing is your bag.

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