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Ronco del Picchio Sforzato della Valtellina Fay 2011/13

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One Line Description Ronco del Picchio Fay Sforzato 2011 a natural wine made from dried grapes like Amarone, rich, hedonistic and intense and a true 'Vino da Meditazione'.
Production Method Natural
Country Italy Italian
Region Lombardia, Italy
Producer Sandro Fay
Vintage 2011
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol 15% abv
Maturation Fermentation in stainless steel for twenty days with maceration of 10 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation for 12 months in barriques
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10-15 years
Production Detail Teglio, San vineyard Gervasio. The vineyard is situated 700 m. above sea level, South Sandy soil (70%), loam (20%) at acid pH


Ronco del Picchio made from dried grapes like Amarone is rich, hedonistic and intense and a true Vino da Meditazione. The 2002 vintage of this earned 3 glasses in Gambero Rosso and the 2004/2005 missed out on the top award by a whisker. Sforzato (Sfurzat in German) truly represents the greatness of Nebbiolo in the Valtellina. Fay's top wine has to be one of the be one of the best in the area, grown at 700 metres up on death defying, steep terraces, Roncho del Picchio is a labour of love for young wine maker Marco Fay. The wine has unmistakeable style and personality with a rich layered profile from ripe Nebbiolo fruit to cocoa and sweet oaky nuances. The palate is both powerful and warm but maintains freshness and great finesse. A stunning Nebbiolo, a rival for many in Piemonte and one of Italy s great red wines!


1Reviews For Ronco del Picchio Sforzato della Valtellina Fay 2011/13

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    Richard Arnold17/03/2017

    Strong fruity nose. Beautiful, rich and silky - powerful and full bodied, but elegant at the same time Lives up to everything in the Buon Vino sales description. Simply a brilliant wine.

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