Nebbiolo from the Italian-Swiss heights- smoky, saline, strawberry bliss that goes on & on
Nebbiolo, locally called Chiavennasca. “Nettare” means “nectar” and refers to the freshness and drinkability of Tenuta Scersce’s youngest wine.
The high slopes of Valtellina in Lombardia’s Italian Swiss Alps, specifically around 700 meter above sea level in the Rhaetian Alps. Vineyards live on stone terraces built by people long ago as a way to create platforms that could support agriculture. The stones absorb and retain heat often needed to help the chiavennasca grapes steadily ripen in the high elevation and cold temperature of the Valtellina.
Viticulture has existed here for a very long time
Heroically hand harvested and vinified with indigenous yeasts between stainless steel and cement tanks.
Sauteed mushrooms and mountain cheese on toasted bruschetta