Rosso Di Valtellina Matteo Bandello | Faccinelli

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DENOMINATION: Valtellina Superiore DOCG

TYPE: red

GRAPES: Nebbiolo 100%

PROVENANCE: Italy, Lombardy



GLASS: balloon

ALCOHOL: 12% vol.

FORMAT: 75 cl



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👁 a beautiful ruby red;

👃🏻 the nose is intense and clear, and above all expresses floral and fruity scents;

👄 on the palate it is tasty, fresh and fragrant, with a sip that invites another sip.


A Valtellina DOC with a fresh, young and exuberant character, perfect to accompany the entire meal. Excellent with all combinations of land, it is to be tried with pizzoccheri from Valtellina, a typical local pasta.


This red takes its name from Matteo Bandello, the Italian novelist who lived between the end of the 15th and 16th centuries and was also a very refined gourmet.
Nebbiolo grapes are grown in steep, terraced vineyards in the Grumello sub-area (municipalities of Montagna in Valtellina and Sondrio) at 400-650 meters above sea level. Hand-picked in mid-October, they macerate for 5 days and ferment at low temperatures, to be aged in French oak barrels for about 7-10 months. Further short aging in the bottle. Only 2500 bottles a year.


the exuberance.



The winery is located in Chiuro, in the province of Sondrio.

We are in the heart of Valtellina, between the Orobie Alps and the Rhaetian Alps, one of the most important wine-growing areas in Lombardy. Since ancient times, there are traces of vine cultivation. These remote roots sink into a very impervious area, where the vines are grown on terraced land, giving life to the most extensive alpine viticulture in the entire Italian peninsula. In fact, Valtellina is a unique wine region, made up of vineyards located between 300 and 900 meters above sea level, arranged on steep rows "a rittochino" with the traditional Valtellinese arch system, a type of modified Guyot in which the fruit , instead of lying on the supporting wire, it is curved downwards. Here Chiavennasca is grown, the Nebbiolo clone that grows at high altitudes. Other vines are rossola nera and pignola valtellinese, which contribute to the blend for about 10% of the production. Since ancient times, the vine has been the main source of livelihood for local populations, both as food and as a common commodity for exchange with other basic necessities.

The soils of Valtellina are varied and include both gravel-pebbly deposits and sandy layers and rocky substrates. The terraces are essentially fill land, carried since Roman times and blocked with low walls, a situation which, today, involves the so-called "heroic harvest", by hand, considering the low walls and the steep slopes. In the 19th century, Valtellina was disputed between the Swiss and the Italians and still today four Swiss countries produce Italian DOCGs.

Valtellina is a unique territory for wine and includes the following denominations and sub-areas: Docg Valtellina Superiore Maroggia, Docg Valtellina Superiore Sassella, Docg Valtellina Superiore Grumello, Docg Valtellina Superiore Inferno, Docg Valtellina Superiore Valgella, Doc Rosso di Valtellina and Docg Sforzato di Valtellina.


The Luca Faccinelli farm, founded in 2007, is located in the beating heart of Valtellina viticulture. After a period of work abroad, Luca felt the call of home and his land. Thus began his wine business, with 3 hectares of vineyards concentrated in the area of Valtellina Superiore Grumello nicknamed Dossi Salati.

The rows are steep and the working conditions extreme, on slopes that reach 70% and where everything is done by hand between millennial dry stone walls. In addition to the Chiavennasca variety (the local Nebbiolo), the winery produces Rossola and Pignola, varieties that have always been grown in the area.

Luca Faccinelli's quality standards are very high, to the point of not making wine in years in which the quality is not the desired one and in line with the previous ones.

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