Sandro Fay

Sandro Fay Valtellina Superiore Costa Bassa

$57.00

COUNTRY

Italy

REGION

Lombardia

VARIETY/TYPE

Nebbiolo

VINTAGE

2016

ALCOHOL

13%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Red fruits, Cherry, Tar, Tobacco, medium-bodied.

Nose: Dark Cherry, Roses, Licorice

Pairing: Braised Meats, Polenta

THE VARIETY

Nebbiolo

Also known as the King of Italy, Nebbiolo is from the rolling hills of Piedmont and calls the regions of Barolo and Barbaresco home. Like Pinot Noir, the grape has a wonderful way of expressing the complexities of the local terroir. Nebbiolo has unmistakably high tannins, helping it age incredibly well. But it’s also highly perfumed with red fruit and earthy tones. Some producers, including ones in Australia, are experimenting with more easy-drinking styles too. For this wine, save your prime cuts and rich meat, like duck, pork shank or prime rib. 

THE REGION

Lombardia

Landlocked in the northwest of Italy, Lombardia is home to spectacular lakes and vineyards that grow on the surrounding hilly slopes. The climate here is alpine continental and landscape mainly consists of low hills and plains. Home to five DOCG, Lombardia is not a dominant wine region despite its optimum growing conditions. Mostly known for a light sparkling wine Oltrepo Pavese Bonarda made from Bonarda, a red grape variety.