Carteria Valgella Superiore Riserva Sandro Fay, Natural Wine, Valtellina, 100% Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca), mineral, elegant and rich Nebbiolo of great class. 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.
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Wine Style||Full bodied|
|Terroir||Fermentation in stainless steel for two weeks maceration for 7 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation for 24 months in barriques.|
|Total Sulphur||70 mg/l|
|Maturation||2 Years in oak barrels 1 year in bottle before release|
|Annual Production||5 - 10,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||10 years|