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Carteria Valgella Superiore Riserva Sandro Fay 2013

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One Line Description Carteria is the finest cru of Sandro Fay's superb range of single vineyard Nebbiolo.
Production Method Natural
Country Italy Italian
Region Lombardia, Italy
Producer Sandro Fay
Vintage 2013
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol 13.5%
Terroir Fermentation in stainlesssteel for two weeks maceration for 7 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation for 24 months in barriques.
Maturation 2 Years in oak barrels 1 year in bottle before release
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Production Detail Valgella, vineyard Cartería. The vineyardis located 550 m. above sea level in the western part of the City of Teglio, South exposure Sandy soil (70%), loam (20%) at acid pH
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner


Carteria Valgella Superiore Riserva Sandro Fay 2013, Natural Wine, Valtellina, 100% Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca), mineral, elegant and rich Nebbiolo of great class. To meet Marco, son of Sandro and current wine maker at Vini Fay, you would never know his wines are served at some of Europe's finest tables (eg served from Magnum's at Simon Rogan's Claridges restaurant). He is the most softly spoken and humble bloke you could ever hope to meet. Still only in his thirties, he spends considerable time in the vineyard on the steep terraces where the Nebbiolo grows high up in the Valtellina valley and where in winter the temperature can be - 15 degrees. Marco and his wines deserve all the plaudits they get, this is wine hard made, steep slopes, low yields, freezing temperatures make for hard physical graft and Marco does it happily with a big smile and great humility. Carteria is the finest cru of Fay's superb range of single vineyard Nebbiolo. Located at 450 metres above sea level, the cool climate and intense sunshine mean the wine is intensely concentrated yet with a cool backbone of elegant acidity. The nose opens with pronounced red berries, rose and spice. The palate follows through with fine tannins and great warmth. This is a superb rustic, earthy Nebbiolo, a very personal wine that demonstrates Marco Fay's commitment to quality and regional identity. The recently released 2013 vintage of Carteria is a Riserva wine, aged for longer in barrels and from a particularly great vintage.

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