2016 San Lorenzo Valtellina Superiore DOCG Sassella

Case of 6 bottles

Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Vinification/Ageing: Maceration for 15 days, maturation in oak barrels for 16 months and 10 months in bottle.

Description: Deep garnet-red in colour with shades of orange within. A complex array of aromas, smacking of raspberry and cherry. Dry, mellow flavours with splendid undercurrents of dried fruit, spicy balsamic and a combination of wild berries. A single cru, San Lorenzo named after the convent previously owned by nuns and offered to Mamete. 5,000 bottles made. 

Gambero Rosso - Three glasses
2019 | Vintage 2016

2018 | Master of Taste, Witness of Excellence - Vintage 2016

"At 450 metres, this 1.7ha vineyard is enclosed within the walls of the San Lorenzo convent. When the nuns retired in 2005, Mamete Prevostini took over the plot, replanting Nebbiolo vines in an east-west direction to allow for greater sun exposure. A procession of peppermint, cinnamon stick, clove, pepper, and anise wafts from the glass. Very smooth and polished, wood nuances integrate seamlessly with generous cherry and strawberry fruit depth. Sophisticated chalky tannins deftly frame the whole and the finish is a sappy and balsamic." - 94 Points, Decanter

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