Ronco del Picchio made from 90 day dried grapes like Amarone is rich, hedonistic and intense and a true Vino da Meditazione. Sforzato 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 unmistakable style and personality with a rich layered profile from ripe Nebbiolo fruit to cocoa and sweet oak 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! A must try for lovers of great Nebbiolo, and also for lovers of Amarone.
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Wine Style||Full bodied|
|Total Sulphur||70 mg/l|
|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|