Costa Bassa Nebbiolo Fay, 100% Nebbiolo, natural fermentation, all low intervention in vineyard and cellar. Costa Bassa Nebbiolo Fay has a superbly vibrant colour entices you in. The wine has a complex nose of fruits and flowers; dog rose and raspberries with touches of spice. The palate is smooth and fresh with an abundance of forest fruit flavours and a warm lengthy finish. The Nebbiolo (called Chiavennasca) here gives fresh, elegant wine, dry with medium body, garnet coloured and soft tanins. One usually associates Nebbiolo with the mighty Barolos of Piedmonte but try this superb wine as an alternative. Piemonte Nebbiolos are typically more concentrated than Chianvennasca. However, the Valtellina has many subtlety different terroirs which provide different representations of this noble grape and one that should not be missed. Try this wine with the local speciality Pizzoccheri Pasta with Valtellina cheese.
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Terroir||Mainly sandy (about 70%), silty (18%), with an acid pH ranging between 4,5 and 5,5, resulting from crumbled granitic formations that vary in thickness from less than one metre to a few metres. Grapes grown on the lower slopes (costa bassa) of the valley|
|Maturation||12 months in large oak botti|
|Total Sulphur||70 mg/l|
|Annual Production||5 - 10,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||5-7 years|