Valtellina Superiore "Costa Bassa" DOCG Sandro Fay
In this version, this wine takes its name by the territory of provenience. The “costa bassa” (low coast) starts from the lower part of the valley to reach about 450 meters on the sea level. Here the climatic conditions make the peels of the grapes thinner, the result is low sourness and soft tannins. In this zone arise our basic wine, simple expression of Chiavennasca. It is produced as the tradition wants with 100% Nebbiolo. This wine of Sandro Fay doesn’t have anything special, as it only expresses the territory “costa bassa”, that gives him the name. For this version, the aging in big wooden barrels lasts for 12 months and allow the readiness of this “Nebbiolo of Valtellina” since the first day.
Features of Valtellina Superiore produced by Sandro Fay
Empty garnet red colour. The scent is wide and is rich of red fruits, mainly cherry and raspberry, but with some hints of rose petals. The taste has medium body, with great aromatic agility that includes fruits, light tannins and soft sourness.
Recommended food pairings while tasting this red wine from Lombardy
It matches perfectly with local starters, cold cuts, cheeses, but also with main dishes with ragù sauce and with grilled red meats. It has to be served at 18°C in a wide wine glass that helps the diffusion of the perfumes and reaches an alcoholic strength of 12,5% Vol.