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2017 DOCG

Faset
Sforzato di Valtellina

Produced from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, Faset Sforzato di Valtellina is a masterpiece. The lengthy drying of the grapes used provides a bouquet of jam, plums and ripe fruit, making it unique of its kind, as well as a particularly smooth, full-bodied structure. Faset Sforzato di Valtellina is ideal for serving with traditional Valtellina foods: cheeses and cold cuts, game and red meats.

2017 DOCG

Faset
Sforzato di Valtellina

Produced from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, Faset Sforzato di Valtellina is a masterpiece. The lengthy drying of the grapes used provides a bouquet of jam, plums and ripe fruit, making it unique of its kind, as well as a particularly smooth, full-bodied structure. Faset Sforzato di Valtellina is ideal for serving with traditional Valtellina foods: cheeses and cold cuts, game and red meats.

Production

The 100% Nebbiolo grapes used to make Faset Sforzato di Valtellina are grown at a vineyard at Tirano, about 700 metres above sea level.

The name – Fasèt – derives from the dialect word for “fazoletto” or “handkerchief”, referring to the small plots of terraced land between drystone walls on which Valtellina vines are grown.

Processing

The choice quality, healthy, carefully selected grapes are arranged in trays of about four kilos each and placed in ventilated rooms with controlled temperature, where they undergo a slow, lengthy drying process. About 2/3 months after harvesting, the grapes are pressed, followed by alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, using only native yeasts, with no addition of cultured yeasts. Maceration with the skins lasts for about 40 days, after which the wine is racked and transferred to steel vats for malolactic fermentation. About six months later, the wine is moved to oak casks of 225 litres, where it is aged for at least 24 months. The wine is left to mature further in steel for about another 4/5 months, and then aged in the bottle for at least 12 months.

Colours and bouquet

The lengthy drying of the grapes used gives Faset Sforzato di Valtellina a bouquet of jam, plums and ripe fruit, making it unique of its kind, and a particularly smooth, full-bodied structure.

Serving advice

Faset Sforzato di Valtellina is ideal for serving with traditional Valtellina foods: cheeses and cold cuts, game and red meats. It can also be laid down for over 10 years.

Data sheet

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15/16%

PH: 3.4

TOTAL ACIDITY: 7 mg/l

EXTRACT: residual sugars < 1 g/l

SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 20°

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