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2009 Sandro Fay Ronco del Picchio Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG
2009 Sandro Fay Ronco del Picchio Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG

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The San Gervasio vineyard extends over 2.5 hectares in the municipality of Teglio, at 750 meters of elevation. After four years of experimentation, Sandro Fay decided to grow grapes that are suitable for partial drying (appassimento in Italian), in this high-altitude vineyard featuring peculiar characteristics. The resulting wine is Sforzato Ronco del Picchio, whose name refers to a small wooded area behind the vineyard in the hamlet of Carteria. To produce Sforzato, the Nebbiolo grapes selected in the vineyard are picked during the first week of October. They are left in plastic boxes and arranged in an airy room until the first half of December. The grapes then go through fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 20 days, with maceration for 10 days. Afterwords, they go through malolactic fermentation and aging for 12 months in barriques. The bouquet is rich and floral, with notes of cassis, black berries, oak and baking spices. The palate is also very rich, with port-like aromas of fresh intense dark fruits such as black currants and baker's chocolate, balanced by brisk acidity and rich creeping tannins.
This is a beautiful wine that pairs fantastically with red meats, game, and strong and mature cheese.

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