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2018 Nino Negri 'Vigna Fracia' Valgella Valtellina Superiore DOCG

2018 Nino Negri 'Vigna Fracia' Valgella Valtellina Superiore DOCG

Producer: Nino Negri

Region: Valgella, Lombardia

Country: Italy

Grapes: 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)

Vintage: 2018

ABV: 14%

Vivino: 4.1
Drink By: 2035

Distributor Notes


Occasional Wine Note: Barolo and Barbaresco are not the only wine regions to produce Nebbiolos. Here we have an excellent representation of the Nebbiolos produced in the northern Lombardy region of Italy, where they refer to Nebbiolo as Chiavennasca. This version is not a Barolo though. Instead of roses, cherries, and tar, we have strawberries, oranges, flowers, and earth. The tannins are definitely present and there is some good acidity, but this is also very approachable right now (unlike Barolos that require at least a decade to open up). Again, this is an excellent representation of the excellent wines you'll find in the Valtellina wine region of Italy.

  • Raffaele Vecchione

    Critic Score: 94

    Ripe and fascinating, it shows notes of strawberries, red plums, cassis, and pomegranate. Lots of tangerine juice dominates the secondary scene. Full body, very soft and well integrated tannins and a finish of commendable beauty and notable persistence. Drink now or age.

  • James Suckling

    Critic Score: 94

    Fresh flower, strawberry and mushroom aromas follow through to a medium body, with round tannins and tangy acidity. Candied oranges to the plummy fruit. Drinkable now, but even better in a year or two.

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