Sforzato, or Sfursat, di Valtellina is, together with Amarone, the most renowned dry dessert wine in Italy, capable of perfectly expressing the great characteristics of the Nebbiolo vine grown in the province of Sondrio, known locally as the Chiavennasca grape. This is the first dry red sweet wine in the Italian history of winemaking to be awarded DOCG status in 2003. The name derives from the practice of 'forzatura', or 'strained' in English, which consists of allowing the grapes to dry for a few weeks before vinification on racks in dry, well-ventilated rooms called 'fruttai'. It is a profound and unique expression of robust, stern and powerful character, to be paired with tasty and complex dishes of the Valtellina tradition. Sfursat: the class of Nebbiolo and the magnificence of the Valtellina Alps!
- 1 Callmewine Corkscrew by Hybrid Pulltex
- 1 Sforzato della Valtellina 'Quattro Soli' La Perla 2014