Boutique producer in the Valtellina, the northern most wine producing region of Lombardia.
This is a beautiful and extreme wine making region with freezing temperatures in the vineyards in the winter and then very hot summers with a light exposure similar to that in Sicily due to the steep aspect of the south facing vineyards. The Dirupi winery is named after the steepness of their 4.5 hectares of vineyards. Yields and overall production are very low, with 4 labels and a total of only 15000 bottles a year, this is 100% hand crafted wine making. Davide Fasolini and Pierpaolo di Franco work naturally in vineyard and cellar although not classified as organic wine makers. Wild yeasts are used and the sulphur level is very low. The result are very fine precise and characterful Nebbiolos of varying weight and seriousness.