Valtellina is an alpine area of Lombardy, influenced by the winds, the air currents of the mountain, the breeze from Lake Como, the exposition of the vineyards to the south and by a geometry of dry stone walls expanding from the bottom to the top for 2500 kilometres. All these elements are the protagonists of the art of Nebbiolo viticulture, one of the largest italian vineyards area.
Wine in Valtellina is a mosaic that takes shape from the union between man and nature, wine production and landscape, an harmony of embedded pieces that supports the terrace as well as the stones.
This harmony can be found through a glass of wine, the faithful mirror of the territory and the vineyard, rich in personality, freshness and original finesse.
Nebbiolo grapes and the Alps are the essential ingredients of Valtellina. The extraordinary interaction among geographical, geological, cultural and social factors makes Valtellina a “Right place at the right time” territory.
But why is the Valtellina wine region considered a “Right place at the right time” territory?
Valtellina is the land of Sforzato wine, symbol of local winemaking culture, rich in cultural heritage, unique expression of Nebbiolo grapes and the result of a union between territory and technique.
Sforzato wine is the product of drying and time, it’s an interpretation wine, strongly linked to tradition and history, but also a wine on which research is underway in favour of an updated and more shareable style. Sforzato is a wine of value for both producers and consumers, it’s the symbol of sustainability for the whole system of Valtellina wine production.
Valtellina wines are obtained by interpreting Nebbiolo grapes, cultivated on the terraces of the Rhaetian mountainside and following precise production rules.
Terracing, the key design of the territory.
Historical rural landscape, an heritage to preserve