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Il Glicine Sassella Sandro Fay 2014

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One Line Description With the red colour turning to a burnt orange, Il Glicine from Sandro Fay has all the hallmarks of a top flight Nebbiolo. It offers a full range of aromas from blueberries, cherries and blackberries through to chocolate, coffee and black pepper.
Production Method Natural
Country Italy Italian
Region Lombardia, Italy
Producer Sandro Fay
Vintage 2014
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Maturation Fermentation in stainlesssteel for two weeks maceration for 7 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation for 12 months inbarriques
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Production Detail Sassella Valtellina Sub Zone. The vineyard is located at 470 m. above sea level in the east of the City of Sondrio, South exposure Sandy soil and loam.
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Il Glicine Sassella Sandro Fay 2014, Nebbiolo, Valtellina smooth, structured, aromatic. With the red colour turning to a burnt orange, Il Glicine from Sandro Fay has all the hallmarks of a top flight Nebbiolo. It offers a full range of aromas from blueberries, cherries and blackberries through to chocolate, coffee and black pepper. You will not be disappointed with the smooth, velvety taste, soft tannins, good acidity and hints of strawberry and cranberry. Sounds far too good to miss....it is...a top wine from a great producer.


The Societa Agricola Fay was founded in 1973 by Sandro Fay who decided to expand the small, family estate’s activities. Since 1998, Sandro has been aided by his children Marco and Elena. The estate is 15 hectares on the terraced Valtellina mountain, where they grow mostly Nebbiolo, locally called Chiavennasca. The vines are grown at an altitude between 350 and 900 metres The soil in our vineyards is mainly sandy, resulting from crumbled granitic formations. The style of Nebbiolo here is different from that of Barolo, but is no less note worthy - Sandro even makes an Amarone style from Nebbiolo called Sforzato which is made with 90 day dried grapes, which is fabulous. 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.

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