Product Description: The Lechét Sforzato di Valtellina is quintessentially alpine, with tantalising floral and resinous characters complementing bold primary aromas of blackberry and black plum. Peppered through are oxidative characters of dried fig, dates and sweet baking spice. The palate is generously packed with black cherry and plum jam flavours, held together by bold, yet soft tannins that leave a long-lasting impression.
Region: Vaitellina, Lombardy
Alcohol (%): 17%
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.