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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Nino Negri Sforzato di Valtellina 5 Stelle 2004
Nino Negri Sforzato di Valtellina 5 Stelle 2004
(search item no. 104845)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $24.99

Winemaker's Notes:

In 1956, Nino Negri was the first house in Valtellina to produce Sfursat by means of a natural drying of the grapes. 5 Stelle is the finest Sfursat wine produced by Negri. Chiavennasca is the local name for Nebbiolo.

With an intense garnet color, the wine has aromas of mint, eucalyptus, toasted bread, licorice root, sun-dried hay, with balsamic notes. The dense palate flavors include cocoa powder, black pepper, prunes and dried figs. Richly extracted, the wine exhibits vanilla notes and strong, ripe tannins.

Food Match: roasts, red meat, Hard cheeses, game, beef.

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About Nino Negri:

Established in 1897, Nino Negri is the premier estate producing wine in the Valtellina DOCG in Italy’s Lombardy region. The success of Nino Negri and the greater Valtellina region is due largely to the efforts of winemaker Casimiro Maule who has worked at the estate since 1971, his entire professional life. In 2007, Casimiro was named "Winemaker of the Year" by Gambero Rosso, the authority in Italian wine.