Product: Intense pine needles and wet forest floor characters add breadth to the spiced plum, burnt orange skin and sour cherry aromas. Bright blackberry and cherry flavours meld with dried sultana and roasted beetroot characters on the palate. The wine shows incredible acid focus and laser-like definition with super fine, mineral tannins forming an ethereal frame.
Region: Valtellina, Lombardy
Grape: Nebbiolo, Pignolo, Rossola, Brugnola
Producer Info: Over the last 20 years, ex school teacher, Maria Luisa Marchetti has been dedicated to the organic cultivation and minimalist vinification of Nebbiolo (and the white variety Solaris) in her family’s estate at the heart of Lombardy’s Valtellina wine region.
Their Nebbiolo, locally known as Chiavennasca, displays wildly diverse qualities and shades, thanks partly to the unique configuration of this thin strip of land cradled by steep, terraced, vineyards towering above the Adda river. Valtellina producers like Marchetti are adept at making the most of Nebbiolo’s ability to produce the most striking and authentic wines permeated with the characteristics of such a unique environment. The appellation’s 3 districts of Sassella, Grumello and Inferno, are responsible for many of the region’s most sought-after wines, including Marchetti’s.
The stylised iconographic artwork illustrated on their labels has a divine connotation that resonates through every sip. These new releases by Marchetti are true to their Alpine DNA; they have a penetrating aromatic and mineral quality that is truly enchanting.